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Quest for Sense

I'm just trying to find sense and sensibility in what often seems to be a crazy world.
Let's help each other in a Quest for Sense.

  1. Can we change our nature

    Watching recent developments around what is rather quaintly called "strike action" in our country, I couldn't help but think of the tale of the fox and the scorpion. For those that don't know it, it goes something like this:

    A scorpion was walking along the bank of a river, wondering how to get to the other side. Suddenly, he saw a fox. He asked the fox to take him on his back across the river.

    The fox said, "No. If I do that, you'll sting me, and I'll
  2. A little perspective on religion.

    Last night I watched a jumbo jet flying through the night sky on its way to land at King Shaka International Airport.

    All you could see was a cluster of lights moving across the night sky at pace. And there was that unmistakable distant roar of the jet engines I'm sure most of us are so familiar with.

    What would someone sitting in a field next to the camp fire gazing at the stars have thought of such a sight and sound just 200 years ago, let alone 2000 years ago? ...
    Tags: religion, society
    Random thought
  3. A new way to measure society.

    Search traffic on terms related to uif and how to claim uif has been quite sharply on the increase for TFSA of late. It got me wondering - is this increase a local trend? And what would that imply about the state of employment and our economy just at the moment?

    How about global interest in Egypt? Seems somethings afoot in that neck of the woods right now.

    Among all the wierdness of the internet, we can not only record history as it happens but map its trends.