Tag Archive: musings

solving the tricky problem of immigration

I get the impression that the following attitude towards immigrants is gaining popularity: You are in my country. I am better than you. You must be grateful I allow your presence here. You… Continue reading

killing bad people

MakagutuĀ is my best blogging buddy. His blogĀ is fast-flowing stream of thought-provoking posts and fascinating comments. But I was more than a little surprised to find one such comment indicating carefully considered support for… Continue reading

why do deities need supernatural tricks?

Let’s pretend we’ve never been exposed to the notion of deities and the supernatural. Let’s imagine we’ve lived our lives considering only the straightforward natural world around us, where we can see, smell,… Continue reading

superbug religion’s supremely divine species

When I create my new superbug religion that spreads through the world like an unstoppable tsunami of obvious correct, I may consider the inclusion of a supremely divine species. It would be passe,… Continue reading

cutting losses

It’s immensely difficult to balance valuing life with a pragmatic approach to death. I suspect that most people’s perspective on this shifts dramatically throughout their lives, influenced by age, circumstance and experiences with… Continue reading

the crushing weight of responsibility

I’m a bit confused about parenthood. Parents usually make a choice to have children. Parents usually knowingly provide all the code that makes the physical body of their offspring. Parents are usually responsible… Continue reading

about being normal

The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well. My perceptions of normal have been hit hard on two occasions. The first time was as a teenager identifying the only… Continue reading

change of air

I’ve moved from the southern to the northern hemisphere; from sunny warmth to cloudy, wet and windy chill; from hummingbirds and parakeets to seagulls and pigeons; and from peaceful contemplation (verging on boredom)… Continue reading

spine-tingling deities

I’m a huge Mike Patton fan. He’s a multi-talented, multi-faceted, multi-genre music-making genius extraordinaire. I love Faith No More, Fantomas, Peeping Tom and even that silly Italian orchestra stuff. Lots of other people… Continue reading

confessions of a supernatural nature

The probability of supernatural events has been a popular discussion topic of late. I have maintained a firm stance of absolute disbelief in the possibility of supernatural occurrences at any point in history… Continue reading