Tag Archives: Berlin

The Freedom to Dream

Image…The Volkspark Humboldthain…

In celebration of logic, design and cultivation
A fluctuating IQ before the birth of a nation
Ordered apple groves gave way to paranoia
As radio-waves broadcast dementia
Of puttering, spluttering forcing of arms
And embittered war-cries that flicker then die
The old men play bowls amidst graffiti
While we feed at the seat of the plenty
There’s still some room at the temple
For those that like to disassemble
The blood and confusion down the time-stream
We’ve now got the freedom to dream
Now we have the freedom to dream
We’ve still got the freedom to dream

Museum der Dinge in Berlin… very interesting!

Museum der Dinge in Berlin… very interesting!

Home Freelancing in a new city

Freelance writing is not always an easy way to make a living. The availability of work, for one, is pretty unpredictable to say the least! It takes a long time to build up a good list of trustworthy clients and contacts. Getting them to pay can be another matter altogether. Sometimes you can work for twice as long for the same money as you would in a 9-5 office job. Oh well. The advantages still outweigh the disadvantages.
I’m self-employed. I don’t have to worry about colleagues, management or uncomfortable ‘water cooler chat’. When you add the fact that I am in a new city (Berlin) and have a less than great command of the local language, there is the danger of being somewhat isolated in my endeavours. The answer? It is all manageable! (and better than the office or the warehouse!)