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There was cake, there was snow, what more do you need

Since Thursday, all of Zürich has been blanketed in ridiculous, excessive, delightful and overwhelming amounts of snow. Not so delightful for those who were struggling to get around of course, but very delightful for those at leisure to simply enjoy it. I've never seen weather like this here, and rarely in the mountains, so it's… Continue reading There was cake, there was snow, what more do you need

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New year, same me, change is for other people

I saw the hashtag #newyearsameme somewhere and felt an absolutely visceral rush of affirmation. Although there has never been a NY as universally welcomed as this, and although I'm always excited by that fresh new planner feeling, I'm feeling quite resolutely against any kind of self-improvement efforts, thankewverymuch. I feel like I'm actually fine. My… Continue reading New year, same me, change is for other people

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You say “empty mind” like it’s a bad thing

Year-end conversations have me thinking about what I've personally gotten out of 2020 – even TFY has brought some gifts. Well, as previously mentioned, it has been kinda nice (or at least a welcome respite) having my personal woes overshadowed by global disasters, and not having to talk about myself much. Just having a major… Continue reading You say “empty mind” like it’s a bad thing

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Don’t call me up (but feel free to text)

Been thinking about staying in touch – the various options for doing so, and the varying ways in which I actually do, with different people. Obviously we can disregard actual letters, no matter how great I was at letter writing back in the day. I had penpals, I had real-world friendships that deepened dramatically and… Continue reading Don’t call me up (but feel free to text)