Thursday, May 21, 2009

Life Goes On

Burma's democracy leader and Nobel Peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, is one of my heros. I have previously written about her and the people of Burma's struggle for democracy under the rule oppressive rule the military regime.
Still, it seems that the struggle for justice and freedom is an every day process. On May 14th, Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested and sent to jail just days before her 13 years of house arrest was due to expire, charged in connection with an American man who allegedly sneaked uninvited into the compound where she is being held in Yangon. Aung San Suu Kyi is reported to be seriously ill; her incarceration in the notorious Insein Prison without medical care could be life threatening.
In the daily struggle for justice and peace, I sometimes get frustrated because I feel that all I can do is write posts such as this one. However, organizations are working for justice and peace; joining with others can be most effective!
Are you willing to work toward freeing Aung San Suu Kyi and the people of Burma? Burma's brave democracy activists are calling on UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to secure all 2,100 political prisoners release -- he can make this a condition of any renewed international engagement. We have just six days to get Ban Ki Moon's attention -- the petition will be presented on May 26th. Sign the petition below and forward the email. You can sign this petition HERE. You may also send a message to the Burmese juanta by clicking HERE.
Below are a few other web resources dedicated to justice and freed for the people of Burma:

I seem to be feeling better each day since my hospitalization last weekend, even though I still have a bit of a sore throat. I've completed the latest steroid regime; the new meds seem to be effective; the doc was at my house yesterday and was as pleased with my recovery as I am.
Meanwhile, I am learning as much as possible about my recently diagnosed Type 2 diabetes. One of the gleanings that I have picked up is that some of the symptoms that I would not have associated with diabetes can explain quite a bit of declines in my health and lifestyle over the past ten or so years, especially my fatigue, depression, and massive weight changes. 

There is still no audio on my computer! All of the tests indicate that the the software and drivers are installed correctly and the speakers are OK. It plays most Windows sounds (like critical stop), but nothing else. The lack of computer audio doesn't take music from my life: I have CD players in my living room, kitchen, and bedroom. However, it does prevent me from doing some creative stuff on the computer, such as creating neat videos.  I also miss watching videos that are on the Web. But most of all, I am have some great Wednesday Coffeehouse ideas that I can create because I really need to hear the music I am posting.

Let's end this post with a few KAT laughs.


  1. Glad you are starting to feel a bit better Nick. Love the katz as always. Take care.

  2. I'm glad, too, that you're feeling better. The katz always make me feel better. :-)

  3. Glad your feeling better.
    There is so much injustice in the world and so little that we can do about it.

  4. The nice thing about the diagnosis is that now that you know what the problem is, you can take steps to control it.

    Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the bravest people I know.

  5. I've signed the petition, Nick. I think the way Aung San Suu Kyi is disgraceful and a terrible abuse of human rights. I really hope this time something can be done to free her for good.

    Glad your health has improved, Nick. Yes, type 2 diabetes mellitus is insidious in the way it can have unwanted secondary effects on one's health, and not just the obvious ones, as you have found out.

    Good luck with it all and don't forget to have your eyes tested regularly against diabetic retinopathy.

  6. Thanks for the links regarding Aung San Suu Kyi, Nick. Hope you're feeling ok sweetheart and love to Alex too. :) xxoo