Things which caught my eye elsewhere on the web
There have been months of roadworks. A complex junction has been remodelled to be friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists. The traffic has been rerouted this weekend, though there is still a lot of work to do to turn the old carriageway into the pleasant space envisaged by TfL’s artist (and nor do the fluffy white clouds and blue sky appear to be fully functioning yet).
Denial is mainly about fear, the fear of knowing and the fear of not knowing. Mark O’Neill Past aphorisms are collected on the aphorism archive page
It can be easy to confuse leadership with charisma. Charisma may for some leaders be some part of how they do leadership. But for most leaders, most of the time, it’s about keeping the plates spinning.
The belief that there always solutions to problems is the curse of the modern age.
Free speech is a complex molecule. You can’t just pile up individual atoms of free speech and hope they’ll crystallize into it.
The only way anybody ever learns to write well is by trying to write well. This usually begins by reading good writing by other people, and writing very badly by yourself, for a long time.