Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for October, 2007

The following lettres were posted during this month:

How to Be Lovely: A Few Quick Links And Thoughts

Posted upon the 27th of October, 2007

I’m up to the top parts of my ears (do those have a name?) in research at the moment, but I thought I’d sit down, pen in hand, at my typewriter (thanks to Phil Ochs for that line) and dash out something to keep us all entertained. I’ve just been reading Whimy’s announcement that Duchess […]

Going to be a trifle busy, I’m afraid

Posted upon the 9th of October, 2007

Hallo, all! The next few weeks might be a bit thin, I fear. I’m all at once working on a few small pieces about turn-of-the-century Irish nationalism; William Morris’s News From Nowhere and aesthetic Utopianism and Eutopianism more generally; research into history teaching methods, not to mention the fascinating Paterson family; my everpresent interest in […]