This past Friday, I was slogging through a dreary freelance writing project I was on the hook for (gotta pay the bills) when I got an email from Kate Walton who runs a great site called Workstew. It's filled with essay, articles and podcasts about finding meaning in work. It's an important and interesting subject, and one that I have plenty of opinions. But Walton didn't want to talk to me about my checkered sojourns into the workforce. She wanted to talk about vice presidents and octopuses. So an hour or so later, I'm on the phone with Walton. As she wrote on her site:
"For many of us, the past few weeks have been especially hard and depressing. As a nation, and as individuals, we are grappling with a host of painful issues. And grapple we must; bending that long arc towards justice is arguably the one job we all share. That said, it’s a tough job, making moments of comic relief not only acceptable, in my view, but necessary.
"Yesterday, my moment of comic relief came via the work of artist Jonathan Crow. My response to his Veeptopus series, which I glimpsed by chance in my Facebook feed, was to laugh out loud."
You can listen to the full interview here.