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 July, 2008

The following lettres were posted during this month:

Writing From The Criminal Side Of The Brain

Posted upon the 30th of July, 2008

I’m not really a writer, as longtime FrillyShirt readers will attest. An essayist, perhaps, of the amateur sort, but when my pen touches fiction, it’s generally in a satirical style – nonsense stories of flying poets and crossdressing superheroes. It’s fun playing with antiquated uses of the English language, too – for instance, when a […]

Hanging Gardens

Posted upon the 21st of July, 2008

It’s hard to avoid the subject of environmentalism these days – there’s an environmental issue in the news every day, and it’s reached the point where only the lunatic fringe dismiss it as a lunatic fringe issue. As astute readers will be aware, I’m all for it, and think (in my optimistic moments) that ecologists […]

Making Monarchs Out Of Molehills

Posted upon the 12th of July, 2008

A rare political post! I don’t do too many these days. I’ve been thinking, though, about what legitimates power. The answer, in Australia, certainly, is probably compliance with the four European political ideologies – democracy, liberalism, socialism, conservatism. A legitimate government must comply with the wishes of the masses, it must respect the freedom of […]

Wedding Planning, A Guest Post By Lady Tanah Merah

Posted upon the 4th of July, 2008

I have come up with a new game, based on all the memes/google/image search entries as have been posted since journals and blogs were invented! As most of you know, no, all of you I suspect, Sir Fred and I are planning our wedding. I’ve come up with an idea for a theme wedding … […]