Monday Morning Wake-Up Call?

And what a wonderful thing that artifice can be. Now that we are all working from home, amid the children, the toast crumbs and the laundry, we are realising that the pretence of an orderly life at the office is also a liberation. It allows each day to have its own architecture, its rhythms of departure and arrival. Putting on a perfectly ironed silk shirt or a crisp suit and leaving the house may be contrived but it is also, says Kellaway, “one of the beauties of working life…It allows us to be a different person. And we’re all so fed up with who we are, the opportunity to be someone else, someone a little bit more impressive, is just so tempting.” When such an escape is denied us, that allure may only grow.

Catherine Nixey, from “Death of the Office” in The Economist (June/July 2020)

 

Big Day? Be Brave.

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Derek

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Do you have any regrets? ‘Yeah, that I always tried the easy way out, always, well I thought it was the easy way out. Always look for an angle, look for a shortcut, I should’ve tried, worked hard, but I gambled and I drank, I begged and hoped, I’m a coward, a failure I guess, I’m not a failure cause I didn’t succeed I’m a failure cause I didn’t try, I’m just glad I met Derek you know, not cause he’s better than me cause everyone’s better than me but cause he makes me feel better, better than everyone, Derek took the best shortcut you can, the only shortcut that’s good, and the only shortcut that works, and that’s kindness.'”

-Kev (TV Show Derek)


No matter what you think of Ricky Gervais, his new series titled Derek is worth watching.  Funny, heartfelt, moving…here’s an excerpt from a Rolling Stone review:

“You might not expect that a series produced, written, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais would find a way to bring a tear to your eye, but that’s precisely what the comedian’s new show Derek manages to do throughout its seven-episode run. Now streaming on Netflix, the series follows Derek Noakes (Gervais) – a kind, selfless, simple minded care worker in Broad Hill retirement home – and his friends and co-workers as they tend the home’s elderly residents, keep Broad Hill afloat and try their best to navigate through their own issues.” (Read Full Review in Rolling Stone)

Gervais has called the show “probably my favorite thing of everything I’ve done,” and we even put it on our list of the most underrated TV shows of 2012. (Read Review in Screenrant).


Here’s the trailer:

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