I’m writing this on Friday sitting on a train to Berlin. This is causing one of those fun moments that is both completely mundane (just a weekend trip, nothing unfamiliar) and interesting for self-observation (how unlikely that this became my normal). Having a visitor around to perspective-project with also encourages renewed wonder at the unique qualities of our lives.
I’m becoming increasingly aware of how the stress of uncertain income wears me down. Even when I have a comfortable cushion, I suspect the times in life when I worried about every penny have left me unable to relax without confidence in employment. This is probably why it was so important to me to run The Artificial as a business and take a salary that allowed it to maintain plenty of runway.
Now that I technically have risk of my contract expiring, I feel less rested, have skin blemishes, and my legs are more tight than usual. Nothing terribly concerning, but worth observing.s
The Oranjeleeuwinnen are about to put me in the delightfully awkward position of watching a 🇳🇱🇺🇸 World Cup final from a 🇩🇪 train.
Internet governance ought to move at internet speed. https://nltimes.nl/2019/07/04/netherlands-fine-internet-companies-dont-remove-child-porn-quickly-enough
I didn’t know riding a scooter (Lime) along the Spree in Berlin was on my bucket list, but it ought to have been.