Category Archives: direction

Directions that get you lost

Doug Lansky likes to collect photos of confusing road signs, like the one that says: Not a Through Street, but has below it a white arrow pointing straight ahead and the words: Evacuation Route; and another that says: Invisible Fence … Continue reading

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Putting the clock back

I was talking to some friends on New Year’s Eve and the general opinion was that the world is in a rather precarious state. But then someone added that the last thing we’d want to do is ‘put the clock … Continue reading

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Never argue with a warning marker

The US Naval Institute once reported an incident aboard a battleship on a foggy night. Shortly after dark, a lookout reported, “Light, bearing dead ahead.” The captain ordered a signal to be sent to the bearer of the light ordering … Continue reading

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Follow your compass

I read about an old sailor who repeatedly got lost at sea, so his friends gave him a compass. The next time he took his boat out, he followed their advice and took the compass too. But again he got … Continue reading

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When the Path is a Person

I remember a missionary telling how he got lost in the African bush. Fortunately some villagers found him and sent one of their young men to guide him to where he was supposed to be. The two of them set … Continue reading

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The Joy is in the Journey

Frank Lloyd Wright, as a small boy, went for a walk across a snow-covered field with his serious, no-nonsense uncle. When they reached the far side, his uncle pointed to his own tracks in the snow, straight and true as … Continue reading

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Don’t wish them happiness

Lisa Grunwald, writing in the Los Angeles Times, made a plea to all parents who want more than anything for their children to be happy. “Don’t wish them happiness,” she says. “Wish them goodness, energy, humour, brains, diligence, discipline, even … Continue reading

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It’s not about where we are, but where we’re heading

Oliver Wendell Holmes said: ‘I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must … Continue reading

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