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Blogs by Susan M Phillips

Blogging on
11/25/2003 11:44:42 PM
A sense of disconnection

Isn't it funny how we don't realise just how much we depend on something until it stops working? There is a problem with one or more of the internet servers somewhere and it keeps stopping me from connecting. I feel as if a door has been slammed in my face - every time I try to contact someone I get this little message telling me that the page cannot be found. It is better today, at least I've been able to connect to a few sites, if not all of them.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not addicted. I can stop any time I want... I just don't want right now when I've got stuff for sale on Ebay and am in the middle of communications with several publishers; not to mention the fact that I believe I have emails here on this site that I just cannot get at.

I heard a rumour that two of the main UK sites have been attacked by hackers, but this has not been confirmed on the TV news. Perhaps the news agencies don't consider my desire to be connected newsworthy enough to mention. Or perhaps the rumour is unfounded and the problem is in one of the little chips inside my dilapidated machine.

Oh well, at least I caught up on some reading last night. My review books are stacked in little piles around the house - putting them all together would be too scary - and possibly dangerous. Every time it looks as if I might get through them, more come plopping through the letterbox. Thankfully they all seem to be pretty readable, which makes life easier. On the other hand, the better the book, the more attention I give it and the longer it takes to read. On the other, other hand, I am a very, very fast reader. Yesterday and the day before I got through four of the shorter books and also got on with an article I'm putting together for a UK magazine. Maybe temporary disconnection wasn't such a bad thing after all...

Yesterday's selection were from the small, but rapidly growing UK publisher Rainfall Books Ltd. They  specialise in horror and dark fantasy, so it may not surprise you to learn that my dreams last night were..... haunted.

More reviews are due to be uploaded on Spiralthreads within the next week or so, servers permitting.



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More Blogs by Susan M Phillips
• Interrogating Ali - an interview with percussionist Ali McMillan - Wednesday, September 21, 2011
• Change of continent? - Wednesday, August 03, 2011
• Book Launched - Saturday, July 02, 2011
• Green Living, Sacred Life launch Sat. 2nd July Nuneaton, UK - Monday, June 27, 2011
• Correction to last blog - Monday, March 21, 2011
• Nearly there - Saturday, March 12, 2011
• Happy New Year - Wednesday, December 29, 2010
• Lost a castle, found a forest - Friday, April 09, 2010
• I found my category! - Thursday, April 08, 2010
• New category needed - Wednesday, April 07, 2010
• Raising money to help the homeless and vulnerably housed - Saturday, January 30, 2010
• Happy New Year - Thursday, December 31, 2009
• Making History - Wednesday, December 23, 2009
• Change of direction - Thursday, December 17, 2009
• French sojurn - Monday, September 21, 2009
• My poem is going into print - Wednesday, September 02, 2009
• new profile, new photo - Thursday, August 27, 2009
• From sprinting to spinning - Thursday, August 20, 2009
• Sprinting to stand still - Friday, August 14, 2009
• The tortuous route from idea to bookshelf - Wednesday, July 29, 2009
• Terror Scibes Rise Again - Saturday, March 07, 2009
• Happy new year - Thursday, January 01, 2009
• Chritsmas Blog - where's the dictionary? - Monday, December 22, 2008
• Off to Oxford Dance Camp - Thursday, July 31, 2008
• Friends and Gravy - Saturday, July 19, 2008
• Phew - Thursday, May 08, 2008
• missing but still alive - Thursday, April 17, 2008
• Poetry to Form - Sunday, April 13, 2008
• So much to tell, so little time - Sunday, March 30, 2008
• Why the Shrew Had to be Tamed - Monday, March 24, 2008
• Happy Easter William Shakespeare - Saturday, March 22, 2008
• Rock 'n Roll and Education - Wednesday, March 19, 2008
• About that titling experiment...and the other surprise - Saturday, March 15, 2008
• Surprises just seem to happen - Friday, March 14, 2008
• A day in the life of a domestic goddess - Sunday, March 09, 2008
• Blogless - Saturday, March 08, 2008
• Rose Tinted Billows - Tuesday, March 04, 2008
• Aaaaaaaah! - Monday, March 03, 2008
• And today is....... - Thursday, February 28, 2008
• Chocolate Liquor - Thursday, February 21, 2008
• Dogs more interesting than cats? - Wednesday, February 13, 2008
• Titling Experiment - Monday, February 11, 2008
• phhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhew - Sunday, February 10, 2008
• head shock - Sunday, February 10, 2008
• Prosody and page stats - Tuesday, February 05, 2008
• Warrior Camp Episode 2 - Tuesday, August 07, 2007
• Frogs, Fireside Shrews and Earth Toilets at Warior Camp - Sunday, June 10, 2007
• New Computer, clean slate - Saturday, December 30, 2006
• Forgot to mention - Tuesday, November 28, 2006
• I'm Back - Monday, November 27, 2006
• Seasons Greetings - Saturday, December 24, 2005
• Fame is as fame does... - Tuesday, August 02, 2005
• Fame ? - Friday, January 14, 2005
• Sue Phillips Invites..... - Sunday, August 15, 2004
• Brainless but well booted - Friday, January 23, 2004
• Highs and Lows - Tuesday, January 06, 2004
• The Christmas Question Many Parents Dread - Monday, December 22, 2003
• Building blogs - Coventry revisited - Wednesday, December 17, 2003
• Blogged Down - Saturday, December 13, 2003
• Smoke Blog - Sunday, December 07, 2003
•  Blogging on - Tuesday, November 25, 2003  
• Tangled Webs - Sunday, November 16, 2003
• Dream Scenes revisited - Sunday, November 09, 2003
• Fire works - Saturday, November 01, 2003


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