After much prodding by other bloggers, I set this up for my own writings. The name is in honour of the two women that mentored me throughout my life on politics and intelligence issues, as well as being wonderful family members, now alas deceased. I hope to live up to their standards at this site.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Returning from Exile

This is just a short note for now, but I have decided to start following political evens and commenting on them again. However, I stopped following all Canadian politics for the past six months, and stopped the American about three months ago because I was finding the stress of it combined with the uncertainty of my cardiac issues too much to cope with. Instead I indulged a hobby of mine and spent much of that period watching anime online instead. Man, I haven't seen that much anime in years, but I think it helped detoxify me enough to start handling politics again, and from what I read at Liberal Arts and Minds today regarding a possible election it may not be a moment too soon. I will be starting with commenting at some blogs as I spend the next little while catching up on what I've missed before I start blogging here at Saundrie on it, hopefully that won't take me too long to do.

As to the results of my cardiac testing, I appear to have a heart that adds beats periodically but aside from that they could not find anything else, so for now I am being discontinued from cardiac care/treatment by specialists until and unless something happens to change that picture. Needless to say I have not been enjoying this not knowing what was going on and why it was happening, but I went through that uncertainty for a decade with my blood condition before that question was answered so I guess I can cope with it again. I will add that my stamina/endurance has taken another hit but aside from that I am mostly the same as I was when I first started Saundrie.

Thank you to all my readers/friends online that were worried about me, I'm sorry you haven't sen/heard anything for the last half year, but I thought the only way I could enforce a rest from things political was to go complete cold turkey and stop paying any attention from any source. I was very touched by the comments wishing me well in the comments of my last post and I deeply appreciate them deeply. Hopefully I will not have to give any reason for a repeat of this for a long time to come. Well, see you all around over the next few weeks...


Blogger Gayle said...

Let me be the first to welcome you back. We missed you!

Fri Aug 29, 01:54:00 AM 2008  
Blogger Steve V said...

Great to have you back Scotian :)

Fri Aug 29, 02:16:00 AM 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed. It's very good to know you are well. I feel as though I've "known" you for a long time given the time we both spent at Political Animal years ago.

I know where you're coming from on the health front too. I'm still learning to manage the calamitously high blood pressure I discovered I have just last year. Meds are good and walking too but nothing is as good as remembering from time to time that human consciousness is a failing evolutionary development and that the strong odds are that sooner rather than later we won't be around to despoil this lovely planet any longer.

Seriously - that thought calms me down every time the jugheads and poltroons appear to own the day.

Fri Aug 29, 07:29:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Alison said...

Good to see you back, Scotian.
People were starting to talk.

Fri Aug 29, 09:25:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Scott Tribe said...

Cheers, Scotian. Welcome back

Fri Aug 29, 09:50:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Scott in Montreal said...

We missed your cogent (if verbose) responses to the daily atrocities. Please share with us - and don't take it too much to heart (literally). I find Gwynne Dyer is particularly reassuring about the perseverance of humankind despite our worst and most cynical indulgences. You do what you can and hope for the best. Anyway, if your blood boils over a cold-blooded fiend like Peevey Stevie, you're just letting him get the better of you, right?

Cheers, Scotian.

Sat Aug 30, 01:44:00 AM 2008  
Blogger 900 ft Jesus said...

Excellent!!!! So very, very good to have you back.

Here's a lead in: Harper isn't worth the risk because...

Take care of your health before everything, though. It's like Dana said.

Sat Aug 30, 02:29:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Aeneas the Younger said...


Glad to have you back. We need you out here!

Sat Aug 30, 06:27:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Somena Woman said...

WB Scotian.

You were missed.
Continued Good Health to you!

Wed Sep 03, 02:14:00 PM 2008  
Anonymous cathiefromcanada said...

It is great to know you are feeling stronger, and also I'm so glad you are posting again -- just in time for our election. Well, at least the end is now in sight, both in the US and in Canada, and we'll know soon whether our side is winning.

Tue Sep 09, 02:42:00 AM 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’ve received many comments about my call to progressive voters, and have posted a response.
We are in the final stretch of the election and I am reaching out to beat Stephen Harper. Again, please feel free to share your opinions.
Here is my post:

Sun Oct 12, 01:33:00 PM 2008  
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