The last two weeks have been a life-changing time for our family. Denise, my wife, had a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage which needed a 7.5 hour operation and intensive care in a leading UK neurological centre. Happily, she’s home now and recovering from the trauma.
I posted about this on the Cubase 7 forum and received many warm and loving messages of support from people around the world. I’ll never meet them in reality, but in the internet age such messages were wonderful for us all to receive. My heartfelt thanks go to all in the Cubase world.
You can view the messages below.
www.steinberg.net • View topic – Remember this Cubase user please.
Sorry that this is so brief; one of our cats was run over and killed yesterday/last night. My daughter and her partner Matt went looking for him this morning, as he’d been out more than 12 hours and was not a cat who strayed for very long. They found him at the side of a road near to us, and took him up to our local vet’s. They were able to confirm that it was Binks, by his microchip.
A short little life for a lovely boy.
When I taught in the 70′s, 80′s and early 90′s, schools were very different places to what they are now. I entered teaching as a vocation and perhaps naively, didn’t even know how much I would be paid. Now, schools are characterised by anger, hatred and bitterness. They have not become the enhanced places of learning and education, that I benefited from.
Teachers have become instructors, not allowed to teach in a creative way that opens student’s minds to possibilities that certainly again I benefited from.
I fear for the future of state education. The money men need to be kept out of this special yet endangered arena of human life.
Take a look at this poster, then think about what it says.
Performance Pay – NUT Associations and Divisions.
The Internet can be a medium of social reform and the expression of the people’s opinion. In an age where ‘traditional’ methods of such expression, eg voting, is eroded, as people recognise the limitations of that system, the Internet becomes a powerful and wide-ranging transmission medium.
As if to prove that view, take an look at the WOWPETITION website, which aims to collect signatures against the war on welfare. This site can’t be ignored by the powerful, it isn’t going to go away, and does reflect a method of expression that is immediate and personal.
Please sign the petition and assist the weak in our society to live with dignity.
Click Here To Sign It!.
As a cyclist, I’m delighted that the winner of the Sports Personality Of The Year is Bradley Wiggins. He represents the peak of cycling skill, power and determination to succeed.
I’m also really pleased that cycling is such a high profile sport in the UK now. I want to see people of all ages get out on a bike and experience the delights of self-powered travel. That’s going to mean more safe cycle lanes and a change in attitude by some towards cyclists. But I’m hopeful that will happen.
Although it’s winter, get your bike out (with lights, reflective clothing and with your bike in good condition).
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012: the best moments | Sport | The Guardian.