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Wednesday March 2, 2022 — Taipei, Taiwan

New moon, new reflection.I previously did these posts on the first of every month, but I decided to take advantage of the end of January lining up with the new moon to switch over to a lunar cadence, which feels more connected to reality. This past month has been a strange little whirlwind — I’ve felt relatively ungrounded. I lost a lot of my habits over the lunar new year, and have been slowly building them back.

A photo of a mural showing neon-colored planets, with pink and blue LED strips embedded in it.

Perhaps the biggest theme has been trying to explore different ways to exist on the internet:

I also got a reasonable amount of writing done:

Other than writing, I’ve spent most of this month working, being distracted by the state of the world, or climbing. It’s been pretty nice to get back to climbing — I’m at the stage now where I’m getting a new V3 basically every time I go to the gym, which, for me, is the sweet spot of sucking so much that it’s really easy and satisfying to grow.

That does mean that I haven’t done much reading. I started Ursula K. Le Guin’s translation of the Tao Te Ching, which has been very good, but I haven’t gotten very far yet.

In terms of other media, I watched Tuca & Bertie, which was really good. I’ve generally felt that TV is largely a waste of time,Not to imply that wasting time is bad. but finding The Midnight Gospel, BoJack Horseman, and Tuca & Bertie recently has definitely changed my view on that somewhat.

A small alley, with lots of plants and a pink bicycle.

As usual, here’s the link roundup. Particularly recommended links are marked with a ★.

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Ukraine

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