How fast does your bathtub empty?

I like the way…

Twitter can deliver a surprise when you are rolling through the tweets.

Here is one that got me.

“The bathtub empties much faster than it fills up and if that isn’t a metaphor for life then I don’t know what is.”

This reminded me of a poem/song one of my earliest teachers read to us in a classroom in Belfasts. Years and years ago.
Well my baby, life, feels the plughole pull.
And while not yet ready to go down the plughole.
I laugh at the poem and its darkness too.

Hope it brings the bathtub of life to mind.


(Writer Unknown – London Music Hall Song)) 

Martin Carthy – 1964 Cream (vocal: Ginger Baker)- 1967 

A mother was bathin’ her baby one night
The youngest of ten, a poor little mite
The mother was fat and the baby was fin
T’was nawt but a skellington wrapped up in skin
The mother turned round for the soap from the rack
She weren’t gone a minute, but when she got back
Her baby had gone, and in anguish she cried 

“Oh, where is my baby?”, and the angels replied
Your baby has gorn dahn the plug’ole
Your baby has gorn dahn the plug The poor little thing was so skinny and thin
He shoulda been bathed in a jug
Your baby is perfik’ly happy
He won’t need no bathin’ no more
He’s workin’ his way through the sewers
Not lost, just gone on before
Your baby has gorn dahn the drainpipe
And the chlorine is bad for his eyes
He’s havin’ a swim, and it’s healthy for him
He needed the exercise
Don’t worry ‘baht ‘im, just be ‘appy
For I know he is suff’rin’ no pain
Your baby has gorn dahn the plug’ole
Let’s hope he don’t stop up the drain 

Your baby is perfik’ly ‘appy
He won’t need a bath any more
He’s muckin’ abaht with the angels above
Not lost but gone before

Ever feel like you’ve gone down the plug hole?


Navigating the human condition, while coming to terms with the
purpose of life.

Have you got a turn-around coming in your life?


Well, what road are you on?

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road,
progress means doing an about-turn and walking back
to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back
soonest is the most progressive.


Today, that is all, and it is enough.

navigating the human condition while coming to terms with the purpose of life.

It’s how the light gets in, those cracks in everything today

If you look up from your phone, you will see them.
The cracks, that is.
These cracks are everywhere.

I see them in the faces of people eating alone. I see them in the tired mothers fighting to keep families together. I see them in my own boredom with what I am supposed to endorse but won’t.

I see them in the utopian drivel that is spouted by kids who don’t understand the nonsense of it all. The cracks of our world are spreading out past the t.v’s, the video games, the iPhones and the  lies we are told ‘ from both sides of the glass’

But you know what.
As that poet from the suburbs of Montreal so easily stated: ” there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.`”

In the Unknown Book.
Of course you know I am going there don’t you. We read.

“The entrance of they word giveth light”

The religions of the world are cracking, the political hucksters are cracking, the money people are cracking. And…
The light is getting in.

Philosophy is cracked, always was. A poor substitute for the Unknown Book. Science is cracked, we don’t change in our fundamental denial of God and the virus.

But there is a wonderful saying that has been on my lips lately..

“Even so, come Lord Jesus”

navigating the human condition while coming to terms with the purpose of lifeIr

What’s been going on with me?

hello all.

The podcast got waylaid again!
My feed was not validating and iTunes turned me off.
I needed to fix that, and I did.

My work load went kapooee on me and I was buried.
That too is getting under control.
Glad to say so too.

The black dog got loose for a little while during all of this and ran around in my head.
Not good, but gone again he is.
Glad to say so too.

I read, watch, review and think a lot about what is going on
in this very messed up age.
Never before have we needed the unknown book.

How I would navigate this life without it I would have no clue.

What about you?
Looking for answers are you?
proverbs 29:25
The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

You won’t get that from a Sunday `morning rock concert. You won’t get that from positive affirmation or self help books.

God knows our fears.
He wrote were to place our trust.
I am sure you know where `I go with mine.

More soon.

`navigating the human condition while coming to terms to with the purpose of life.