Back to a more normal routine today, so here’s this morning’s poem:
brings the knowledge
of all the noble acts
you have not done:
Sometimes you wish
you’d died young.
Keeping to the subject of poetry, I’m pleased to say that Callused Hands Journal have accepted two of my poems for future publication – thanks, Ivan! Always good to have something to look forward to indeed.
Anyway for the rest of the day I’ve been writing up my review of Ian Kelly’s Casanova for Vulpes Libris. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it too – what a great book and what a fascinating man! As I’m sure I’ll say again, and probably again, when the review date comes up (as it were).
I’ve also been continuing my long-running and rather fraught emails with the CoolReader people. I’ve discovered that the best (or indeed the only) thing to do to get them to respond (for anyone else out there who has similar problems) is to send them private messages on Twitter. After several messages today, we finally have the following situation: they have told me that the information on my broken machine will be deleted. This is the information I asked them for last week and frankly it’s astonishing it’s taken them so long to reply. It’s what I wanted to know – particularly as my own completed novels and one or two published short stories are stored on there. With that in mind, I’ve asked them to give me a date on which my old machine can be collected and my new one given to me – bearing in mind that it’s taken a week to get here, I’m not convinced that will be soon, but we’ll see. They’ve also offered me a voucher for spending on CoolerBooks, but as there’s nothing on there I want to buy, that’s not particularly great and I told them so. And really, I don’t want a voucher – I want good, swift, intelligent service and a machine that works. So, I’m pleased I’ve finally got an answer, but we’re not out of those pesky trees yet …
And I’ve also been incredibly brave and had a nap. Apparently, according to today’s news, this is a very dangerous thing to do as it brings on Alzheimer’s and Diabetes. Hopefully not at the same time. Lordy, but is anything at all deemed to be safe??
Tonight, I’m looking forward to New Tricks, which is my comfort TV for that almost-midweek zone. Bring it on.
Today’s nice things:
2. Poems acceptances
3. Writing my review of Casanova
4. Napping – goodness how brave!