All artists know that the deeply personal is the only real gateway to the universal; that we are only free to see to the farthest horizons after we have closely examined our most intimate landscapes. Some swing these doors of perception with virtuosity orders of magnitude greater than others, as did William Blake (November 28, 1757–August 12, 1827). “It is the mark of a genius like Blake,” Alfred Kazin wrote, “that what is purest and most consistent in his thought burns away his own suffering and fanaticism, while his art speaks to what is most deeply human in us.” ~Esperanza Spalding Performs William Blake’s Short Existential Poem “The Fly”
I’m not a natural activist, and I’m reluctant to embrace this
We'd like to draw attention to the Daphne Project, announced by the OCCRP and Forbidden Stories which honours the life and courageous work of murdered Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The project begins today, marking six months since her brutal assassination. …
Ice-breaker question I came up with a few years ago that I call the “off-diagonal” question: Tell me about something you love doing that you’re terrible at. And tell me about something you really do not like doing that you’re great at.That is from Mike Kim on Twitter
The woman who is reining in America’s technology giants.
"European Union antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager has become the de facto global regulator for U.S. companies such as Google and Apple." (Wall Street Journal)
Another 1000 private contractors to answer Centrelink phones.
"Our investment in these 1000 operators will greatly enhance our ability to answer more calls and ensure that the service we deliver is in line with customer expectations." (The Canberra Times)
ASIC benches top AMP lawyer as Clayton Utz hits back over report.
"Clayton Utz are not going to be at top of the list of any government's list for law work in the next while, you can guarantee that." (The Age)