The Hearing Aid

An old lady had a hearing-aid fitted, hidden underneath her hair.
A week later she returned to the doctor for her check-up.
“It’s wonderful – I can hear everything now,” she reported very happily to the doctor.
“And is your family pleased too?” asked the doctor.
“Oh I haven’t told them yet,” said the old lady, “And I’ve changed my will twice already..”

A blind man had been waiting a while at a busy road for someone to offer to guide him across, when he felt a tap on his shoulder.
“Excuse me,” said the tapper, “I’m blind – would you mind guiding me across the road?”The first blind man took the arm of the second blind man, and they both crossed the road.

Apparently this is a true story. The first blind man was the jazz pianist George Shearing. He is quoted (in Bartlett’s Anecdotes) as saying after the event, “What could I do? I took him across and it was the biggest thrill of my life.”

If one speaks or acts with a cruel mind,
misery follows, as the cart follows the horse …
If one speaks or acts with a pure mind,
happiness follows, as a shadow follows its source.
– the Dhammapa

“Just breathing isn’t living!” – Pollyanna

Carbon Capture and Sequestration or Boondoggle?

Humanity continues to pump huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Many people think we have slowed the pace of this suicide, but sorry, no. The climate systems of the world continue their expected response, just a lot faster than anyone expected. The natural world that supports us continues to fail, but since it … Continue reading Carbon Capture and Sequestration or Boondoggle?