Helen and I just went to see the old Temple to Mithras underneath Bloomberg here in London. It was really cool! The temple is down two floors from what is ground-level in London now - so it is apparently at the same height as what was ground level nearly two thousand years ago. The place is very atmospheric.
Well, it looks like the Jetstream has fritzed out because the Artic is way warmer than it usually is at this time of year. It is an icy week this week in London. It was just snowing in Camden Passage!
I have been reading and thinking about the difference between being a digital nomad and being location independent recently. A digital nomad is primarily based around travel - seeing the world while working remotely. Location independence (to me) means that you may be based primarily in a few different locations in the world, and you set up your life in such a way as you are not dependent on one particular location.
It seems that US GDP always seems higher than European GDP. A fact that US pundits always seem to crow about. It seems that there may be a reason for this (other than the fact that the US is a dynamic environment to work in). As Philip Greenspun reports on his blog, if health and education are privatized (as they are in the US), then there are some additional monetary of this reflected in the GDP numbers that are excluded in countries with socialized health and education programmes. A conclusion that Philip attributes to Piketty.
The list of the top 50 bars in the world have been announced by Drinks International.
London is represented very well, with 5 of the top 10 bars. 12 of the top 50 bars are based over here. For comparison, 8 of the top 50 are based in New York, and 3 of the top 50 are based in Paris. 69 Colebrooke Row came 7th, which is about 2 blocks from our flat.