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What I learned on my ride, year two: The one when I know its okay to just be okay

July 29, 2013By 4 Comments
What I learned on my ride, year two: The one when I know its okay to just be okay

In less than three weeks I’ll be pedaling along my second JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes route, this time 100 miles along the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Am I ready? I think so. One thing I do know: once again, I’ve learned so much from my training and fundraising experience. I did […]

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Introducing: Hope Jars and your chance to “join me” on the JDRF Ride to Cure (The one where I REALLY hope you’ll join the fun)

June 12, 2013By 0 Comments
Introducing: Hope Jars and your chance to “join me” on the JDRF Ride to Cure (The one where I REALLY hope you’ll join the fun)

“Say it out loud or write it down. It’s the first step toward making it real.” I don’t remember who the person was who said that to me when I was a kid, but it stuck. I’ve used that advice so many times in my life. Like saying this: “I want to be an editor […]

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2013 JDRF Ride to Cure Update: The one where I feel guilty, but power through

February 5, 2013By 3 Comments
2013 JDRF Ride to Cure Update: The one where I feel guilty, but power through

I feel so guilty. I am going to go back to hard-core training, work my way up to another century ride, ask friends to donate to JDRF to support that ride, and basically give my heart, soul and a season or two to the cause of finding in a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. And […]

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On World Diabetes Day: Thank you to YOU — the difference makers

November 14, 2012By 4 Comments
On World Diabetes Day: Thank you to YOU — the difference makers

Today is World Diabetes Day. Around the globe, people are wearing blue to celebrate and mark the day. Landmark buildings will be awash in blue light tonight. Seminars are being held. At kitchen counters across America and around the world, parents are drawing up vials of insulin or pushing buttons on insulin pumps and thinking […]

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The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Death Valley Story (The one when I go on for way too long)

October 25, 2012By 21 Comments
The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Death Valley Story (The one when I go on for way too long)

I know — this is too long for a blog. I hope you’ll take some time to read it though — it’s my Death Valley experience. And while I mention a few mile markers, I have something to share about all of them. If you would like to hear about a certain mile and my […]

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Happy Blog-Birthday to my Blog!

May 25, 2012By 3 Comments
Happy Blog-Birthday to my Blog!

  Lauren’s birthday falls right around the first day of school each year (she was born on Labor Day, which was fun to say that day. “It’s LABOR day!”) When she was at that party age, we always had the birthday party before the start of school, and then dug into the frenzy of getting […]

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Cruise the ocean, learn to sail an historic schooner; all while helping cure diabetes!

April 23, 2012By 3 Comments
Cruise the ocean, learn to sail an historic schooner; all while helping cure diabetes!

  Okay here it is, BIG NEWS…. And I am so very excited about this. I am hoping to get LOTS of shares on this – and maybe even a few other bloggers out there willing to share the story and interview me so we can make this hit big. This is an incredible opportunity […]

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It’s Thirsty Thursday: Contest time! Act fast and win!

April 19, 2012By 0 Comments
It’s Thirsty Thursday: Contest time! Act fast and win!

It’s Thirsty Thursday and now you have a way of celebrating that AND making a difference — starting this week, I’ll offer a “Thirsty Thursday” prize each week. All you have to do is donate *at least* $10 to my ride to cure diabetes effort today and tonight you’ll be in the running to win! […]

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