Archive for January, 2008

links for 2008-01-31

The Disaffected, the Disenfranchised and the New Age of Techno-Guilt

A thoughtful post to be sure from Dale Dougherty on what technology means to those who are ostensibly disenfranchised from technological innovation. I greatly appreciate moments of reflection and introspection. I would certainly like to see thoughtfulness much more than thoughtlessness. But I don’t think there is a need for too much guilt, and I don’t think that’s optimally productive for society as a whole.

Bex Huff nailed my thinking with his comment. Being progressive and thoughtful doesn’t necessarily mean self-flaggelation and equal access to everything, as much as it means a proportional improvement across the spectrum of need. Kudos to Bex for re-centering the discussion on people, beliefs, and actions rather than material things.

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links for 2008-01-18

Walking for a Cure

So I will be running 500 miles to raise awareness of diabetes during 2008, but I’m also walking to help find a cure. Our family will be walking with Medtronic, which is on track to be the largest walk team at the Minnesota Walk this year.

If any of you in the Twin Cities area would like to join us, we would love to have you. You can sign up to walk with us, or support our team with a donation at our family walk page.

We also put together a slideshow with some of our thoughts on diabetes. Hope some of you will join us!

links for 2008-01-09

Going 500 in 2008 for Diabetes

At this point, I can’t even remember how I came across Jamie, the Diabetic Runner‘s blog, but I’m glad I did. Jamie is an inspiration to people living with diabetes or, in my case, to their parents. He aims high, and gets there. Go Jamie!

In an effort to raise awareness about diabetes, Jamie created the Diabetic Runner 2008 Challenge. Runners will set a goal of running 500 or 1000 miles (total) during 2008 – I’m in for 500.

We also have a Nike+ Challenge setup, for wicked 2.0-ish visualization of the group’s achievement.

Who else is on board out there?

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