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  • Diabetes and the Unexpected
    Health

    Between the two of us, Abby and Jenny, we have come to know that living with diabetes means expecting the unexpected. For Abby, her most recent unexpected moment for diabetes came on her 22nd birthday celebration. I was expecting that a night with friends could have some twists and turns. What I didn’t expect was ... [more]

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  • An Open Letter to Diabetes
    Health

    Dear Diabetes, Today is your day. World Diabetes Day. Today the world will talk about you. They should be talking: nearly 86 million Americans have pre diabetes, and over 75 million of them don’t know it. Nearly 30 million American’s have diabetes, and of those 8 million aren’t aware. It is clear, Diabetes, you don’t ... [more]

  • Preference and input not only matter, they are the key ingredients in a successful outcome. When you cater a party, things can take a turn for the worse if you don’t account for party-goer preferences. It will not go well if you host a pig roast for a vegetarian club or serve shelled peanuts at ... [more]

  • It seems unbelievable, but tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Arriving in New Orleans this week, the memories came flooding back. The Weather Channel picture of a mammoth storm. Survivors’ joy turned to horror over learning that the levees were overtopping and that some would not hold. The faces of death, destruction and ... [more]

  • Faces of FAFSA: James
    Education/Faces Of FAFSA

    James, 41 Kentucky Adult-learner Let me start by saying that I am, by no means, an expert in public policy or the inner workings of the higher education system. I write this having just recently earned my associates degree in Applied Sciences, and my strengths lie in digital software and computer solutions, not political strategy ... [more]

  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat #FixFAFSA
    Education/Faces Of FAFSA

    Growing up, I always dreamt of going to college to study music. If I were to go, I would be the first in my family to do so. In those days my mother wanted me to go to secretarial school in case my husband left me or passed away, but I knew I wanted more. ... [more]

  • Fixing FAFSA: Are we the Fox, or the Cat? #FixFAFSA
    Education/Faces Of FAFSA

    People often speak of having “smell memories.” Me? I have weather memories. A bright, clear blue sky on an early fall day reminds me of 9/11, before the plane hit the Pentagon. A middle-of-the-night thunderstorm reminds me of the comparative quiet of nursing a child in a dark room, lit up occasionally by lightning. And ... [more]