Another big volley towards more tenants’ rights in Berlin that if won will provoke a vast shift in thinking around housing politics both locally and globally.
The government has made it clear that its main purpose is not to save lives or protect the vulnerable. It exists to ensure that assets never depreciate and that wealth is never redistributed downward. Capital has never seemed so fictitious.
Some friends of ours have started a coworking space in Berlin hat includes childcare. The space looks great and I think that flexible solutions like this could alleviate a lot of the burden on parents right now.
I was saddened by reading that Iepe, a Dutch fixture here in Berlin, had passed away suddenly and far too young.
German publications fail cyclists in all of the ways described here.
A bunch of incredibly grim stories of people whose lives were destroyed in the DDR.
English language critique of Turkish rap produced in my backyard here in Berlin. That’s the way I like it.
I’ve been a part of the Berlin Dad’s Slack for a while now which is proving to be an essential resource for dads who want to live a balanced life.
I would very much suggest you join if you’re a dad as well.
A Turkish guy in a van turns the corner tight enough to almost run us over. He then stops and pulls down the window: “Möchtest du mir etwas sagen?”
To which I better don’t reply: “Ja, ‘senin ananı babanı sikeyim.'”
These guys are so easily triggered. Once I did say this and the dude followed me through half of Schöneberg in his car.
Always nice to read a positive career history from somebody, like this one by Alicia Hickey, but especially nice if you’re in it named as the team lead who made a crucial suggestion.