That mess known as humanity

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November 14, 2015 by scratchtype1

Today is World Diabetes Day, which began in 1991 and is held on what was Frederick Banting’s birthday. Banting was one of the co-discoverers of insulin, and with that, the lifetime sentence that is a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes changed from one of days or maybe months to live to one of years to live.

Today it falls one day after the horrific attacks in Paris. Humanity can’t be content to let the myriad of natural processes kill us. Too many of us seem to think we need to kill others.

I’ve tried to think of something to say and I can’t.

A car hit and broke my thumb this week. That’s bad. My fundraising page for the JDRF has seen about $800 of donations this week. That’s good. Over 120 people were murdered last night in Paris. That’s horrible.

The thumb didn’t make me cry. The other things did.

Click here if you can make a contribution to the JDRF to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

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It’s almost time to go run. 8 days til the half-marathon.


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