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June 20, 2010

priorities

The new coalition government is proposing to cut child benefit, the child and working tax credit, statutory maternity pay, the winter fuel allowance, and concessionary bus fare, yet the new governments seems happy to continue having the taxpayers pay for NHS executives to keep their prestige Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Audi, and Lexus company cars at cost of millions of pounds to the taxpayer. What message am I suppose to take from this?

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June 16, 2010

what’s the rush?

He’s not a policeman. He’s not a fireman. He’s not an emergency medic. It’s 6:00am. There is no traffic. The light I’m waiting for turns green. He runs his red light. I have to break to keep from crashing into him. He put two lives in danger for the sake of 2 minute. I wonder if the 2 minutes he saved worth the risk. What will that 2 minutes buy him today? And will it be worth two lives?

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May 29, 2010

Big Stick

Does anybody know the answer to this Zen riddle: a Zen Master comes around to his pupils, he is carrying a big stick. He says to them: ‘If you say I am holding this stick I will hit you with it and if you do not say I am holding this stick I will hit you with it.’

What would you say?

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