Actually, my World is buzzing. My Roommate has just recently returned home from an 8-week sabbatical at a mental clinic, and closing up to being together with my girlfriend for 5 months, we are thinking of moving in together. What I am referring to with “quiet times” is work, more precisely, the night shift. It is really quite quiet. The work we need to do is minimal, a matter of minutes. Then, we sit around, doing nothing. This is not always the case. As you may know, most security guards have their miniature entertainment devices to pass the hours. It’s technically prohibited, but a reality that most people accept. Not so the colleague who I share the hours for five shifts. I’m not complaining. I just don’t do that. He’s my superior, and he’s right. Also, this gives me the opportunity to read my TIME Magazine undistracted. I’m easily distracted, because I am curious. And reading TIME Magazine made me realize something: I have been out of tozch with geopolitical analysis for far too long. I have very little context to fit in what I learned in the past two days, and it’s been only two years since I stopped actively pursuing the fate of the world in all kinds of magazines, digging around activists blogs on the Internet and having a jolly good time writing about it. I feel like I am waking up from a long sleep. I hope I stay on track with this.