This poem called “Questionnaire” by Wendell Berry should be required reading and then answered out loud in public by all politicians, candidates and voters. #5 is especially wrenching: QUESTIONNAIREby Wendell Berry How much poison are you willingto eat for the success of the freemarket and global trade? Pleasename your preferred poisons. For the sake of … Read moreQuestionnaire

The donkey

The donkey One day a farmer’s donkey fell into a well. The farmer frantically thought what to do as the stricken animal cried out to be rescued. With no obvious solution, the farmer regretfully concluded that as the donkey was old, and as the well needed to be filled in anyway, he should give up … Read moreThe donkey

Rocks in Bucket

Rocks in Bucket Start with a bucket, some big rocks enough to fill it, some small stones, some sand and water. Put the big rocks in the bucket – is it full? Put the small stones in around the big rocks – is it full? Put the sand in and give it a shake – … Read moreRocks in Bucket

The Hearing Aid

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,” … Read moreThe Hearing Aid