I’ll have Grant for you hopefully before midnight, but right now I’m working on Guardian, because I need to send the first fifth or so to Larry, before he thinks I’m a total bum. The autoimmune delayed things REALLY badly.
Better now, though of course my hair is thin and limp and I gained ten lbs so far on the prednisone. (Yes, most of it is probably water. Still looks bloody awful.)
The eczema is sort of still there, but just as a rash and a look of a burn, not open sores (a couple, but they’re scabbed) and only one portion (my thighs) itches. It’s not like someone poured itch powder all over my body. So, I’m mostly okay. Okay enough to be able to write, at least.
If you must have a Sarah post, have two. The third should come out today. And I really want people to see these posts, because what we’re seeing is an actual tragedy unfolding. No, I don’t expect anyone who MATTERS will read me, but who knows? When you throw a pebble in a pond, the ripples can shock you. And I very much wish someone with power will read this. Because this is a tragedy. A real one.
As in, two in this case groups of people, thinking they’re doing what they must, which will lead to a genocidal result for one of them, and a very bad one for western civ too. (If we haven’t yet got over WWI you have no idea what exterminating the Islamic world will do to us. The first time we got serious and fought back the result was the crusades, which led to an entrenching of religious intolerance, which led to the inquisition, which led to the reformation (okay, the reformation started sort of before, but you know what I mean. Same mentality and reaction. Some of these aren’t cause and effect, but they are ripples from the same war against Islam. Back then, of course, we didn’t have the power to eradicate it. But I’m not sure it would have been any better if we could have. There’s a good chance it would have been much, much worse ) which led to the 100 year war, and which possibly, by reaction led to the heresy known as communism. I’d prefer we don’t go for a ride on the carousel again.)