People seem to have liked the Coronavirus free edition of the newsletter. I had a 26% open rate within the first hour. This one was a bitch to write so this feels great that it was well-received.
This is also encouraging that I could the move the newsletter to Fridays. Doing the newsletter on Wednesdays breaks up the week and destroys the momentum that I build on Monday and Tuesday. Think I’ll make this official in the next edition.
The newsletter is three days late because I’m publishing this week’s edition with no articles mentioning COVID or Corona and I’m also stopping to play Monopoly Jr. and Barbies with Ms. Barba every few hours.
A magical moment. family comes home asking me to make that spaghetti I made months with the bacon and cheese and pepper. We cook together … I drank wine alone. Glad I bought a lot of pancetta for New Year’s Eve.
I took full advantage of being alone while the family stayed in the Black Forrest. Using the regional train system I started exploring the region around Berlin. Who knew you could take a Regio train to Poland from Alexanderplatz?! One of my 26 resolutions this year is to take 6-weekend family vacations. Wait till Mrs. Barba finds out I’m renting a cozy tiny house with a fireplace deep in the forest for us in February.
Photo: Found a quiet spot under a North American tree to be present. I’ve got so much to share in 2020.
Last night we had our very first This Week in Mobility Meet-up in Berlin. I was very pleased with the turnout and the sunset.
Finding this article is EXACTLY why I started This Week in Mobility. Its about the grass roots Community “Uber” movement across America. I immediately contacted our good friends @libretaxi. Then connected them with the mayor mentioned in the article on Twitter. I will be following this closely.
Likemind is a group of Berliner that meet the 3rd Friday of every month for good conversation & coffee. It started in New York City and now has almost 50 local chapters on every Continent minus Antarctica. You can read more about it in this NY Times article.
If you’re in Berlin why don’t you join us and meet some interesting people. Here is our Facebook Event Page with all the details.