Things are a little whirlwind-y right now, aren’t they? I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it increasingly difficult to live a normal life and act like everything is OK when we have a full-blown constitutional crisis playing out in the distant District of Columbia. I don’t think I’m exaggerating here: The executive branch of the government has indicated that they do not intend to abide by the law. If there’s no reaction to this, then that’s it. We’re done. Hail Caesar. If there is an appropriate reaction, then we may well have another civil war.
So, attempting to lead a normal life in this environment is a little like whistling past the graveyard, except the graveyard is now full of zombies who are infected with Ebola and carrying grenades and probably drinking White Claw because that seems like the sort of thing these zombies would do.
Nonetheless, I will persist. It’s also a little tough when the vector of your employer is not one that feels in keeping with your own values. We’re not talking full-on Amazon-making-workers-pee-in-a-jar-and-wear-tracking-devices, but it doesn’t have to be that bad to be a concern. I’m in the room where important things are being cut and cut deeply and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. This is not a great feeling.
Enough of the “bad”, how about some good things? Well, best of all, Nicole has achieved something that I’m very proud of. She is a force of nature when she puts her mind to it and puts me to shame in that regard. Also, I’ve sort of acquired a new synth which makes me unreasonably happy. I found an old Ensoniq SQ80 on eBay at a ridiculously low price and I’m super pleased with it.
In addition, the weather is starting to get reasonable again so yay for that, and we have a vacation coming up soon. I may have to take several here in the next 3 months for, um, “reasons”, but right now my focus is on a week off coming up in a week and a half.
So…light at the end of the tunnel? Maybe. It’s been a long-ass tunnel and this may just be some bio-luminescent fungus on the walls, but that good enough right now. Now I'm cleaning up and I'm moving on, going straight and choosing life.