Most of the anniversaries that I keep track of are ones that are important to only me. 3 June: moved to Berlin the 1st time. 29 August: moved to Paris and was supposed to move to Iceland. 16 October stands out as a long standing freindiversary and coincidentally the day of the collapse of my … Continue reading Anniversaries are small things
I've been thinking recently about the multiplicity of identity. Though I have always been one to imagine a wide variety of futures for myself, in the past few months I've been ricocheting between possible lives at a rate astounding even for me. A last minute trip to Edinburgh made me want to connect to my … Continue reading Meeting the North Atlantic
The social media content machine holds some characteristics especially dear: authenticity, relatabiltiy, and almost paradoxically exclusivity. You see, if everyone can relate to a certain type of content that's good, but it probably won't inspire as much engagement as something that people really feel is unique to them. The in-group needs to be wide, but … Continue reading Can you go home again?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Is an interesting question, since it is a pretty dumb and pretty annoying thing to ask another person but is something you should at least be able to imagine in broad strokes for yourself. My mother asked me this as a test once. We were in the … Continue reading Well Pageant Judges…
Two years ago this week I was finishing up my summer in Berlin. My mom and sister would be arriving shortly and my German class was ending. It feels strange to me that I've already been in Berlin longer than I was last time, that first summer seems to have crystallized in my memory as … Continue reading One Month in : Week in Review 16/6 – 21/6
It's really summer now, June has come, even the last lingering schools have finished, and in Athens, the digging season is about to get underway. One year ago I was about to start my first dig season at the Athenian Agora. So not only was it my first time ever doing real archaeology, something I'd … Continue reading Digs and Nostalgia
Spend even one nanosecond researching Berlin and you'll be familiar with the hype. Berlin is cool. 'Berlin is poor, but sexy' that one was actually said by a former mayor. And of course, that Berlin is young, and exciting, and innovative. So what's the city like beneath the hype? Is it really that unique? … Continue reading Berlin, Berlin, Wir Fahren Nach Berlin