Election fatigue

a checked box
United States of America
France
United Kingdoms and Northern Ireland
Federal Republic of Germany

Last fall I voted in the 2016 US election, which began in earnest in 2014 but there was a lot of speculation and reporting from 2013. Last summer, in addition to the constant noise of the US vote, there was the Brexit referendum[en.WP]. This past weekend saw the final tour of the Presidential election[fr.WP] in France, soon to be followed by a general election[en.WP] in the United Kingdom (June 8th) and Legislative elections[fr.WP] (June 11th and 18th) in France. Even sooner, tomorrow is the Provincial general elections[O en.WP] here in British Columbia, Canada. Later will come the German elections.

I am finding it all a bit too much at the moment.

All these contests are extremely important, and there are many others besides. But for the moment I am feeling just a touch stressed. And I am, slightly, avoiding my usual dealers in newsjunky junk.

But I suspect if there were further movement to impeach Trump on the emoluments clause[AnnCon] I would be on that quicker than… nevermind. Fast.

Time sink tasks

An icon of a rolodex.
A colored Emoji from Noto project, released under Apache license. Via Commons.Wikimedia.Org

There are a few maintenance-type jobs which just seem to take forever. Work that never seems to show progress, or where the progress is erased in a very short time. Dusting, for example, or mowing the lawn.

Or testing the rolodex for lost relationships.

Currently I am, one at a time, sending out e-mail inquiries to those I have addresses for, checking to see if the address is still useful. And maybe creating or reviving certain relationships. Or maybe not.

Digital life is not really any less work; it is just slightly different from so-called real life.