Back from oblivion

/ 13 May 2007

It’s been a long several days… More than a week ago my very bad cold triggered breathing attacks that are likely asthma. I’ve been working with a local doctor to try and get it under control. That has meant more than six different medications, and a host of side effects. I haven’t been sleeping, and have had no energy to speak.

Today I'm finally feeling a bit better. I'm still very jittery -- a likely side effect of the inhaled medications -- but I actually ate a real breakfast and have been reading email for the past hour or so. I even managed to get a couple of hours of sleep last night.

Of course, "waking up" in this way now brings my other dilemma front and center: my tired old Powerbook has finally bitten the dust completely. Alex and Eric are off on a mission to try and get the battery charged one last time so that I can pull off the things that weren't backed up, but even that is not very likely to work. So I'm consigned to borrowing time on Eric's computer and stressing about what to do next.

In the meantime, I've got a host of backlogged web posts I wanted to link to:

And thanks to Adán, Mahatma Gandhi's prayer:

"When I despair,
I remember that all through history
the ways of truth and love have always won.
There have been tyrants, and murderers,
and for a time they can seem invincible,
but in the end they always fall.
Think of it - always."