Bracing against the wind  

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Where do you live if your income is derived from the Internet?

Where do you live if your income is derived from the Internet?

Currently I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - one of the most expensive places in the world. It seems to be the most ridiculous place to live. On the up side, there are lots of new parents, good friends, fun classes for Noey. The downside is that there are few trees, lots of broken glass, and occasional odd fumes like burning plastic or spilled gas. Personally, I just don't want to get stuck here.

So we've tried to see what it's like to live as a family in a dozen cities throughout Europe and the U.S. My wife looks for co-ops, ethnic and philosophic diversity, pilates classes. I look for work ethic and sustainable industry. I don't like the artificial "communities of artists" who are busy knitting and patting each other on the back.

I know in a couple years Noey's probably going to school, and we really should settle down. But there's always home schooling, drop-in classes, and the burgeoning networks of internet connected parents who are all too happy to have more kids drop in and make their play and library times more interesting.

So far I think we're thinking about the "Research Triangle" area. We spent a week there. Or maybe we'll stay here in Brooklyn. I'll probably delete this blog entry as embarrassing.

An aside: I know that if you think everyone else is crazy, that means you are. But is it a sign of "nearing a mild insanity" that I often think that "nearly everyone" is "mildly crazy"?


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