It's Labor Day! Today is the day after which people are threatened for wearing white pants (or at least in New England), and when people spend time with their families, enjoying the last few moments of summer.
Which is why I wanted to share a few links to bits and bobs in the blogosphere, then go outside. Bullets? Yup.
- Provide People with Diabetes Adequate Medical Care. This petition, started by the team at diaTribe, is anchored in the statement: Do you believe that people with diabetes, even in prison, should receive adequate medical care?" Inmate James Ward, as outlined in diaTribe, receives his insulin three hours AFTER his meals. Details of his treatment, or lack thereof, are outlined in diaTribe this month. If you want to raise your voice for patients with diabetes of all kind, check out this petition.
- Also, I have a new SUM Musings in this month's diaTribe, about options for advocacy. As Bennet would say, YAMV (your advocacy may vary).
- This is gross. But kind of awesome. But mostly freaks me out.
- My friend Hammer is donating his beard for a good cause (to benefit Insulindependence), one quarter inch at a time. Support Josiah Hammer's Ragnar efforts by making a donation, and maybe we can convince him to video his clipping efforts? (Also, I don't know if "ragnar" is a noun or a verb but either way, it's a fun word to say. Ragnar.)
- I love this. LOVE! So long as the break dancing doesn't include the clatter of my bottle of Humalog against the tile bathroom floor, I'm all in.
- As the mom to one little bird, instead of a flock, this post by Renza in Australia gave me pause.
- This song was one that I used to love, and now I sort of hate, but the video by Walk Off the Earth has at least piqued my interest for a few more minutes. Five people on one guitar? That's pretty badass.
- Sam Talbot is looking for some sandwich support. Click through, give a little love to Sam's headshot, and keep Sam in first place to help score 10K for the JDRF!
- The Jawa building and the elephant one are top notch in my book.
- Alison at Shoot Up or Put Up has a really great post about the C8 MediSensors, highlighting some facts coupled with her personal perspectives on this new, non-invasive technology. (And her disclaimer at the bottom of the post cracked me up; what kind of sandwiches did they give you?)
And lastly, my thoughts are with Meri Schuhmacher and her family today as they grapple with the cruelty of cancer. It's strange, how the passing of someone you've never met can break your heart. Please give Meri and her family any support that you can. And as you think of Meri and her family, please hug your own crew close.