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Strawberry and Cucumber Cross Pollination

I saw the strangest thing in my little garden today and hopefully someone can help explain how this happened! I went out to check on the garden and, in the section pictured below, I have cucumbers (in the red box) … Continue reading

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CO2 Reductions Due To COVID-19

A new peer reviewed paper in Nature states that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, global CO2 emissions decreased by 17% by early April 2020 when compared with the mean 2019 levels.  Before I go any further, it must be understood that there … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Fear Mongerring

The world has gone nuts. The reaction from World Governments appear to be in total disregard to the actual data and I really am at loss for how to wrap my hands around this. For all the data I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Paleo 6 Year Anniversary

It’s been almost 6 years since I abandoned the advice of my endocrinologist (who told me that I’d have to take medicine the rest of my life to control my Type 2 Diabetes) but instead adopted the Paleo lifestyle and I’m … Continue reading

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Exercise Effects On High Glycemic Index Foods

The theory goes something like this – Increased exercise allows a Type 2 Diabetic to eat high glycemic index foods without seeing a spike in blood glucose levels. I’ve written about it before but I decided to put that theory to … Continue reading

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Ditching Carbs On Long Runs

Can you run long distance without carbohydrates?  That’s crazy talk, right?  Well, not so much. In March I will reach the 20 year anniversary of being a runner and for all but the last 6 of those years, I worshiped … Continue reading

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Federal Government Shutdown Calculus

The latest federal government shutdown is not like ones in the past because the Republican in charge of the ‘negotiations’ is not like prior Republicans. Pelosi and Schumer think Trump is like other Republicans in that they are weakened by … Continue reading

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My Exit From The Twitter Outrage Mob

In March 2019 I will arrive at my 10thanniversary on Twitter and if I were a betting man I’d wager that I won’t be on this platform to see my 11thanniversary. I initially joined Twitter for the politics/news and I … Continue reading

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Exercise Effects On Blood Glucose Verified With CGM

As a Type 2 Diabetic who has controlled my blood glucose levels by adopting the Paleo lifestyle, I’ve written before on the benefits of exercise on my blood glucose levels and it should be common practice for docs to lead … Continue reading

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Trump Derangement Syndrome At NPR

  Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a real affliction that has been claiming victims since November 2016 and NPR has been hit the worst. In a piece this week on opioid addiction (another affliction that is apparently more treatable than … Continue reading

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Florida’s Major Hurricane Strikes: No Change In 120 Years

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From Roy Spencer via GWPF: ? ? Florida’s Major Hurricane Strikes: No Change In 120 Years Roy Spencer I’ve updated a plot of Florida major hurricane strikes since 1900 with…

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3 Month Update With CGM

It’s been about 3 months since I’ve been using the Abbott Freestyle Librecontinuous glucose meter (CGM) and I’d like to provide an update. There are still a few minor issues with this CGM that I’ll touch on here but for … Continue reading

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Mysterious Low Blood Sugar

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve tried my new continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and finally something happened the other night that validated my desire, since I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, to have a CGM. It is extremely … Continue reading

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Comparing Blood Glucose Measurements of Abbott Freestyle Libre vs. Livongo

I’ve been using the Abbott Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for about 9 days now and I’ve had the opportunity to compare its blood glucose measurements with the Livongo stick meter that I’ve used for a couple of years … Continue reading

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First Experience With CGM

As I’ve written about recently, I’m coming up on my 5 year anniversary of abandoning prescription medicine treatment of my Type 2 Diabetes by using the Paleo lifestyle and followers of this blog should have noticed that I’ve done that … Continue reading

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Paleo 5 Year Anniversary

It’s been almost 5 years since I abandoned the treatment for my Type 2 Diabetes prescribed by my endocrinologist (Janumet) and adopted the Paleo lifestyle and I’m happy to report things couldn’t be better. I went in for my annual … Continue reading

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Climate Data Tampering 2018 Update

It is apparent that tampering of climate data at NASA/GISS is ongoing to make the past temperatures appear cooler to support their worldview that recent temperatures are increasing. I wrote a blog post in 2011 showing how the actual NASA/GISS … Continue reading

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Trump Derangement Syndrome

As I’ve stated before, I didn’t vote for Trump in either the Republican primary in South Carolina or the General Election but shortly after he took office I figured out what he was doing and it seems to be working. … Continue reading

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A Reminder About Who Pays US Income Taxes

I’ve said many times after the November 2016 elections that the only thing I wanted in 2017 from Trump and the Republican majority in the House and Senate was significant tax cuts. I would prefer a radical change to our … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse 2017

This was my first solar eclipse where I was in the area of totality and I can say assuredly that it won’t be my last!  I’m hooked! I wasn’t prepared for the shear awe that happens as we got closer … Continue reading

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