Thursday, November 15, 2012

This last week

OK. Here is the problem: do I write a sunny-side-up blog post about the beauty of the autumn leaves, or do I tell you how I really feel?

This last week has been tough. Partly, it’s been tough because I have this chronic sinus problem that’s been hanging around on and off since last Christmas, and this week it’s been ON and I’ve felt crap.

Then Jane and I had a wobble over the book. This is now happily resolved and it’s all systems go.

Then there’s the news: everywhere you look, it’s bad. Sometimes I despair of the corruption in public life; the way the rich and powerful ignore the needs of the powerless; the way the small person is crushed; the way powerful nations oppress smaller vulnerable ones – yes, Israel, I am talking about you and your oppression of the Palestinian people. It feels wrong to detach oneself and stop up my ears to it. I must stay engaged, and if possible, speak out when I can.

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.          Edmund Burke

So there you have it – that’s how I am. Today, I am taking my laptop to Adrian at 121 IT services to find out why it keeps crashing; then I am having my hair cut, and then I am seeing my grandsons for a Lego update, and to hear Tate sing Skyfall, that he is practising for his talent contest at school. That should cheer me up.

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Tomorrow it is back to tweaking the text of Plotting for Grown-ups, which will also be fun.

2 comments:

Jean said...

Sue, re your sinus problem , have a look at this:

http://www.spirehealthcare.com/leeds/ent-balloon-sinuplasty-treatment/patient-story---balloon-sinuplasty/

Julie is my sister , she had this new procedure about two years ago and, after really suffering with sinus problems for a long time, this treatment worked straight away and it has not returned, may be worth enquiring about.

Sue Hepworth said...

Thanks, Jean. That's very kind of you. I will check it out.
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