Essential or not?

Today’s social media feeds were flooded by this screenshot and reactions to it. Instead of jumping straight to the memes about the importance of artists (this I don’t dispute), I found three additional aspects of the spectrum of responses fascinating. People reacted most strongly to “artists”, not so much “business consultants” nor “human resource managers”. …

On George Floyd: Doing the Right Thing

(Another 10 minutes read, apologies. Maybe my strong response goes beyond being edgy.) Out of goodwill, I touched base with a few non-local friends who had opinions, or are affected by the sparks of protests ignited by George Floyd’s death. Deliberately leaving the questions open, I left it to my friends to develop their points …