Tuesday, 7 February 2017

To Dream Again...

To Dream Again leaflet design by Wendy Cockcroft
Our annual church retreat is coming up and I've volunteered to design the welcome leaflet. The results of my artistic endeavour are available to view on my Behance profile but I'd like to talk about the title since it's close to my political heart.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

How Exceptionalism Destroys Democracy

Wendy Cockcroft
Exceptionalism is the overarching theme of the week so far. It's the engine that drives the hubris of the political pillocks whose misbegotten ideologies are making our lives a misery. It's gone into overdrive lately and I think it's time we had a look at it, then called it out for what it is. This is why.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Donald Trump Is The 45th President Of America. What Happens Now?

Donald Trump cartoon
Yesterday Donald Trump became the 45th president of the USA. Unpopular before he even starts, and already working on rolling back the Affordable Care Act, he's hit the ground running. Let's take a look at what's happening now.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

2017 - Fear, Uncertainty, And Doubt

Distorted photo of Wendy Cockcroft
The way we see each other

I wish you all a happy new year. May it be a prosperous one for all of us. Such sentiments are expected but already 2017 is turning into a nightmare, hence the photo. This is the view that many of us have of each other due to divisive see-saw politics and slanted news reports. Expect it to get worse. If 2016 is any kind of indicator, people are going to work harder for less and hate each other more. I'm hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel but I can't see it yet. Let's take a look back at 2016 to get an idea of where we're going this year.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

If Customers Aren't At The Heart Of Your Business, You Won't Remain In Business

Me typing at Christmas cartoon
'Tis the season to be hacked off. Tra la la flippin' la la la. They had one job: deliver two hampers to my family. They goofed it up. I could either use this post to shame them or to talk about how effective customer service can make mess-ups right. I might as well do both.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Anarchy Doesn't Scale: Pirates Fail To Form A Government In Iceland

In my last post on the subject of the Icelandic government I was looking forward to being proved wrong but alas, it is true: anarchy doesn't scale. You can't govern by committee. Government requires leadership and when that is absent decision-making becomes a convoluted process in which various factions must be appeased.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Go Home, Uncle Sam, You're Drunk

How Partisan Politics Wrecked America's Reputation

You can almost hear the sound of a can being crumpled and dropped to the floor, followed by a burp and a fart as Uncle Sam scratches his bum, rising from his battered sofa to stagger to the fridge for another beer. Whatever happened to the leader of the free world? And what will happen next?