7:00 am EEST (GMT+3). This is the June 4 2020 daily proof of life post. Yes, I released a new book on Friday, 3 separate zines this week, and I’m pushing to get another book released this Friday. Because I’d rather die of workaholic tendencies than COVID-19 or the rising tide of global fascism, and even if those other things get me I can say I’ve made productive use of my time.
A bit of transparency: I actually woke up at 6, which is when I’m writing this. I schedule them to post at 7 my time because that’s midnight Eastern. It’s at least “today” in part of the United States, where most of my readers are. Posting earlier means that it’s still “yesterday” in America and something about that is weird.
It is so amazingly peaceful here right now. Most of the students that were still here under lockdown are gone, because even the distance classes have pretty much wrapped up. There’s still very little traffic on the roads. My chain-smoking neighbors don’t wake up this early. That means I get to leave the patio door open, feel the cool morning breeze, and listen to the birds.