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Happenings 22 October 2020

Happenings 22 October 2020

Just thinking…Some sobering thoughts: More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users. Fully half of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardised tests. In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably…

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Happenings 23 September 2020

Happenings 23 September 2020

Just thinking…Dave Goldberg, a physics professor at Drexel University (and I would suspect from his writings, not a person of faith) writes this: You’re almost unfathomably lucky to exist, in almost every conceivable way. Don’t take it the wrong way. You, me, and even the most calming manatee are nothing but impurities in an otherwise…

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Happenings 10 September 2020

Happenings 10 September 2020

Just thinking…We are a society of contradictions, it seems. Yesterday I listened to talkback radio discussing the upcoming referendum on the so-called ‘End of Life Choice’ from the perspective of one of its proponents. It was a public discussion on a proposal for what is effectively state-sanctioned suicide. If this referendum gives the nod to…

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