Issue 19 Jan 01, 2022

The Bored Horse is back


It's been a minute, hasn't it? Feels like ages since I wrote you last, decades in today's internet years. Everything is throttling forward at a horrific speed, with very little control, at least that’s how it feels to me.

I haven’t decided on the exact format of this rebooted newsletter just yet, so expect things to change. With that said, I’m pretty sure each issue will start with a short essay, and then contain further reading or the like, we'll see. This first rebooted issue isn't like that though, so let's jump right in.

A lot of things have happened since last time. Some highlights include:

I’ve gotten married. It was just me and my wife at city hall. We didn’t tell anyone, it was for ourselves. Marriage itself is a big thing, obviously, but the ceremony and party is something that we’ve both done before, so it was nice to make it all about us.

I became an uncle. My little sister got a baby boy, whom I'm looking forward to meet.

I’ve moved to a new apartment. We found the perfect apartment at the beginning of summer. Well, by which I say perfect, I mean that it’s getting there. We’ve painted and decorated, spent way too much money on furniture, keeping almost nothing of our old stuff, but it’s a wonderful place. And yes, I’m still splitting my time between Stockholm and the small countryside house, although the latter hasn’t gotten as much love due to the renovations.

Divide & Conquer has a new office. I think I mentioned this before, but it was a big thing for us last year, and we’ve made it a nice place to be. A second living room, if you will. That’s been an old goal of mine, and it still stands.

My fantasy novel is done. And by done, I mean sent to the printers. The cover reveal will be soon, the publisher tells me. It’s in Swedish, so most of you won’t understand a word of it, but it’s been a big thing for me, obviously. I can’t wait to see it in people’s hands.

Switch to iPad shuts down. If the previous one was fun, this one was not. Alas, there’s not enough time to do everything. I wrote at length about this on Switch to iPad, if you’re curious.

That's about it. Everyone's been staying healthy, most of the time. I think work is starting to balance itself. After the next couple of weeks, I hope to be able to focus on more things.

📚 Currently reading Pet Shop Boys, Literally.

🎵 Listening to Cool it down by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

📺 Watching the Welsh Open snooker tournament.

🎮 Playing Card Jockey on iPad.

That's it for this week. Stay safe out there, yeah?

— Thord D. Hedengren ⚡

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