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Category: Thoughts

War. Can it be ended?

The other day my brother and my wife were arguing about war.  One felt that war was something to be understood and managed, a sort of necessary evil that often achieved positive ends.  The other felt that war was never justifiable or desirable.  One pointed out that, in the case of the second world war, simply not fighting and allowing…

It’s time to give up on Punctuality

The other day, I had to do business with somebody who was very concerned with punctuality.  He was adamant that, of all the things somebody could bring to their meeting, the time of arrival was the only one that counted.  Whenever somebody was late, he would prattle on about how “Punctuation is the essence of courtesy”.  Watching him constantly checking his…

Starting a blog

Hi! Ever read some bit of news or hear somebody’s opinion, and get to thinking about it?  Every chew on it for a while, share your conclusions with those closest to you and thought “Man, I should be starting a blog!” Me too.  So that’s what I did. So I’m a white male South African who’s life straddles the old and…