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The Christmas King

December 22nd, 2017 by G.

Once upon a time there was a kingdom so orderly that its laws and institutions had all sorts of branchings and variations, like a healthy, growing tree.

One of those odd little variations was the Christmas King. (more…)

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December 22nd, 2017 09:48:25

The Second Parable of Rule

December 15th, 2016 by G.

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These build on each other.  We’ll start with the First Parable of Rule again.

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December 15th, 2016 09:30:33

The Stream at the Flood

July 01st, 2016 by G.

One day in spring the fox saw a curious sight.  A horse was pacing along the swollen stream.  From time to time, when the horse came to a stretch of less rowdy water, he gently placed one hoof onto the water, until the hoof suddenly plunged in.  He then withdrew the leg, snorted and shook his mane in disgust, and repeated the performance at the next stretch of stream. (more…)

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July 01st, 2016 10:06:31

The Otter at Play

January 08th, 2016 by G.

An old otter was at play in the stream. A turtle on a nearby rock watched the otter splash and slide for a long while. Calling to the otter, the turtle then observed that the otter was obviously much less supple and swift than in former days, but appeared to enjoying himself all the same.

“It is true that I am now creaky and old,” the otter replied. “But I’m remembering old friends and old times in this stream and it gives me much pleasure.”

“Can’t you see, then, that the pleasure is all in your mind?” the turtle replied.

But the otter continued to play all the same.

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January 08th, 2016 06:36:43

The Goat who wouldn’t Eat

December 24th, 2015 by G.

 

 

The night before Christmas, a young goat stood far out in the farmyard with his back to  it.  (more…)

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December 24th, 2015 07:41:49

The Skunk or the Holstein Bull

December 10th, 2015 by G.

One fine day a rabbit came loping across the fields.  Soon he passed by one of the flock of wild parrots.

“Friend,” the parrot asked.  “What is that racket I seem to hear over in the thicket yonder?”

“I didn’t see for sure,” the rabbit said, “but I caught glimpses of something black and white.”

“Those Holstein bulls are at it again!”  the parrot squawked.  “They’re a menace!  I must go spread the news.”  But before the parrot could take wing, the rabbit interrupted.  “It was too small for a bull.  And it stank.  I think it was a skunk.”

“You shouldn’t rush to judgment like that,” the parrot replied severely.  “You should wait until all the facts are in.  And, frankly, the way you’ve smeared all skunks with the same brush, I wouldn’t be surprised if questions start being asked whether you are a bigot.”

Moral: One of the media’s irresponsible powers is the power to decide what is representative and what is atypical, and what level of proof is needed to make judgments.

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December 10th, 2015 15:08:55

The Parrot and the Ford

November 23rd, 2015 by G.

A bull was grazing in a field near a stream. Now in that country there was a flock of escaped parrots who busied themselves in other people’s matters. (more…)

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November 23rd, 2015 10:37:53

The Lion and the Jackdaw

October 27th, 2015 by G.

The jackdaw built a nest of motley materials in the grove. It was ramshackle and never finished. On it he put all his treasures, which were of the most varied kind. (more…)

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October 27th, 2015 05:45:22