Have you heard the joke about the west Texas farmer who had to sell a section -- 640 acres -- of land because he couldn't get any water. He drilled and drilled and drilled. All he could get was that cotton pickin' oil!
The most important commodity in the world is water. Many people have to walk for miles every day to get it. I have seen countries where they put funnels, that look like upside down umbrellas, on top of their houses to collect the rain water during the wet season.
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet!"
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet: Act II Scene II
What's in a name? Inchon, Narita, Schipol. How about Hartsfield-Jackson? This will help: Charles de Gaulle and Heathrow. Anybody not with us? OK, Love and Hobby -- or throw in some presidents: JFK, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. It's a good game: "Airports: Name The City".
"We are in the middle of nowhere!" Those were terrifying words I heard on one of the most frightening experiences I have ever had. I was with a missionary friend in Mwanza, Tanzania, on the shores of Lake Victoria. We decided to take our journey back to the seminary in Arusha through the 'Northwest Corridor' of the Serengeti Plains, one of the most remote spots on the face of the earth. It is an exiting trip way back in the 'bush', filled with wild game like no place else that exists. I was thrilled at the opportunity to have such an adventure.