Balloon Animals

On January 2, 2011 By

Being the new guy on the volunteer staff at CWD’s Family Support Weekend, I made a point to introduce myself to as many of the other staff as I could.

The night before the opening session, I crossed paths with Neil Benchell, who helps keep the tween’s entertained. I’d met his [...]

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We Want The Same Thing

On December 31, 2010 By

One of the revelations I had here with the Children With Diabetes (CWD) family is that both CWD and the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) want the same thing, and we both have the same problem.

We both want to help people with diabetes, but that’s not exactly what I’m talking about. That’s the [...]

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Whiffle Ball With Joe

On December 29, 2010 By

Day two with the CWD faculty has been great. I keep meeting new people, and I’m getting to spend some time with people I know of, or know about, but up until now didn’t know personally. I love all of them so far.

There’s that instant respect and understanding when you are talking [...]

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Family Support Weekend

On December 28, 2010 By

I’m spending the week down in Florida with the CWD family. Later this week will be the Family Support Weekend. Kerri and I are getting aquanted with the staff and will be getting our feet wet with a few presentations.

There is something special about sharing time with people [...]

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Sorry folks, I’m not done gushing about CWD Friends For Life.   I left off with Jay Hewitt on three TV screens, and some evening basketball with Gary Scheiner.

I had just as much trouble choosing sessions on Friday as I did the day before.  I’m a big fan of Tom Karlya, also known [...]

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I first heard of Dan Hurley and his book, “Diabetes Rising“, over at Amy’s site (Diabetes Mine).

She did a two part interview about a year ago (Part 1, Part 2), and there was something about what Dan said that pulled at my emotions.

He [...]

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