I wasn’t going to write today. Instead I was going to do some other work – make a few calls, hustle a little and perhaps knock off early. My nice shiny new iMac had other ideas however – and I’ve just spent 3 hours 20 minutes on the phone to Apple while together we have tried and failed to get the $%@king thing working properly. I hate it when new hardware won’t play ball. I hate it even more when it is intermittent, either break or work damn you!

Today’s intentions are a bit out of whack, and it is tempting to just down tools and sod off down the pub. But let’s face it – that beer isn’t going to taste as good as it should after the morning I’ve had. So instead – I’m just going to go and grab a sandwich and start the day again. I’m going to persevere.

A few of you may know that Joe Gerstandt and I have a poetry thing going on over at Facebook just now. This week, we’re turning our poetic minds towards ‘Perseverance’. I penned this little offering yesterday and in view of how today has gone so far, I think it is timely to share it with you. And if you would like to join in our poetry game – look me up on Facebook and let’s play.