July 3, 2007

A Perplexing Truth Made Shockingly Manifest

Filed under: Uncategorized — mhoye @ 10:56 pm

What, a particular Zen koan asks, is the nature of a spinning chicken? Somewhat less opaquely, though also less elegantly, one might ask: is one defined by one’s actions, or does one have an innate nature? Is this nature inherent, an immutable thing that you cannot escape or transcend, or can it be shaped by one’s decisions, actions and reactions?

I, for one, have just accidentally spilled beer on my copy of “Time Management For Systems Administrators.”

I’m not sure what that means, but whichever way you want to go, the symbolism is rich.

(Update: And then, strictly speaking, blogged about it.)

1 Comment

  1. I have this book. I’ve had it for over a year. I have yet to find the time to read it.

    Comment by Jamie Bowden — July 17, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

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