Once a scare becomes a fright And man reacts as one Folly breeds more folly And amok will folly run I see therefore it must be true A knowledge base for thought Faster faster it impedes To question is a rationale Practiced by the few As reason loses out to fear And slow thought loses … Continue reading Folly
Why do we accept at base What is shown to us in lies Is it because whilst on the screen It’s right before our eyes Are we so shallow not to ask If what we see is true Would we prefer to leave slow thought To someone more like ‘you’
I woke up this morning on this bright and sunny day to read commentary in the morning paper about the term ‘guys.’ Apparently the Australian of the Year, David Morrison, found it within himself to announce his abhorrence at its use. ‘Those guys just weren’t up to it today,’ ‘What’s that guy playing at?’ ‘Thanks … Continue reading Freedom – where did you go?
The Fire Chief relaxed As he sat down in his chair He’d just come home from watching his son play soccer "I can't believe it," he cried aloud, with a touch of flair "My bloody son has had another shocker." “That boy,” he said, “I trained him, Took him up the park To play, and kick, … Continue reading the Fire Chief…
Sensationalism on the evening news and why we believe what we see
Consider this scenario for a moment; Out shopping in nearby Chatswood, on Sydney's north shore, last week, my wife and I were on our way back to the car after an uneventful but enjoyable lunch of fettuccini, sav-blanc and stimulating conversation. Walking hand-in-hand Jules stopped suddenly, looked me in the eye and said hurriedly; “I forgot … Continue reading No Idea