Friday, October 10, 2008
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the first in a series of installments to be appearing on our blog and youtube channel. Our homeboy, John Mark Adkison, is going to be presenting you with a monthly dose of motivation to keep you on the right track. This is a man who truly embraces his diabetes, and he's on course with everything we here at DH are all about. He IS the wise man at the summit of your trip. Prepare to have your socks blown off.
Friday, October 3, 2008
It's been a while since either Tyler or I have had a chance to breathe, but since I've finally been able to get that sweet oxygen in my lungs I figured it'd be a great time to catch up with everyone via the DH blog.
Tyler has been ultra busy (not to be confused with ultralente). He is the midst of prepping to shoot his senior thesis film for the Wesleyan film program. It's been a mad rush of finalizing a script and doing location scouts and finding the right talent to make the film work. I don't want to give too much away, but Tyler's aim of the film is to tie in diabetes to the theme. Not that I'm biased or anything, but it looks great so far, and with Tyler's vision on this project I have no doubt that it will be incredible. Rumor has it that hopefully Tyler will bring it to CDud's next summer.
As for me I get to sleep about 5 hours a day. I am now working (back at) Embry-Riddle University in beautiful and humid Daytona Beach. I am marketing their sports programs, and so far have had quite a bit of success. On top of that I am trying to finish my MA in Social Studies Ed - and with Tyler's inspiration have even taken a graduate level film class. So between homework and regular old work I barely get to close my eyes. We're trying to build a community of fan support like you see with the Cameron Crazies at Duke, and in so doing have created a blog and youtube page and plain old website for the folks at Embry-Riddle. Feel free to check them out. MASSIVE shout out to Chris Yost for signing up for the Flock despite being a continent away.
DH will be coming out with some new features soon. Everyone's favorite diabetic JMA (John Mark Adkison) will be a new feature on our YOUTUBE page bringing us: JMA's Motivations (title subject to change and probably will be) where he will get you fired up about bringing that a1c down to around 6.5 or better.
There has also been talk of a short film from DH (not Tyler's masterpiece but another one), and a new line of t-shirts hopefully sometime just after the new year.
We are working hard. Thanks for your continued support. And as always...
Peace, Love, Insulin
The DH Team.