The rat in the plane – Graham Coyle

Some years ago a test pilot was flying a new model of jet.   At one point in the flight he heard an unusual, non-mechanical sound.  He looked down at where the sound was coming from to see a rat gnawing through one of the cables.  He realised that this was not good.  He could not deal directly with the intruder himself as he was engaged in flying the plane.  If he aimed to return to his airstrip he was fairly certain that the rat would finish its task first, probably with catastrophic results.  His only option was to deprive the rat of what it most needed; oxygen.

Wine and Wineskins – Graham Coyle

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People ‘of a certain age’ may relate to this.  I was in a conversation a little while ago with a group of long-standing friends.  These are good friends, the type of friends that have passed through a lot in each other’s company.  We had got together just to be together and because it had been too long since the last time.  We sat in comfortable sofas in a room heated by a newly installed log-burner.  The conversation, which I hasten to add I was not a part of at that time, became very animated as my four friends discussed the merits of various dental plans.

When we change everything do we stay the same? – Graham Coyle

I’ve noticed something about change.  I suppose that I’ve noticed this because there has been more than the usual amount of it about recently.  Especially in political terms.

I suppose the thing that I’ve noticed is the way that people respond to it.  Now, I have no interest whatsoever in commenting on the reactions that I have observed, as I do not believe that there is any great purpose to be achieved in that.  So whatever your own reaction to recent and current events, God bless you.  One observation I have though is this.