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 November, 2008

The following lettres were posted during this month:

How to be Transcendental

Posted upon the 27th of November, 2008

“His business taught him expedients to husband time: in our victimizing climate he was fitted for storms or bad walking; his coat must contain certain special conveniences for a walker, with a note-book and spy-glass, – a soldier in his outfits. For shoddy he had an aversion: a pattern of solid Vermont gray gave him […]

The Antipodean League of Temporal Voyagers

Posted upon the 6th of November, 2008

Euchronia is coming up – got your tickets yet? – and you really ought to know about the Antipodean League of Temporal Voyagers. I quote: “Membership to the Antipodean League of Temporal Voyagers is offered to any and all lovers of the Victorian era & steampunk genre. We particularly welcome devotees of anachronistic fashion, poetry […]

Hey America I Said Hey America

Posted upon the 5th of November, 2008

Hey, America. I like that president you’ve got. Is it new? It suits you!

Like George Leigh Mallory, I’m Getting On Top Of Things

Posted upon the 3rd of November, 2008

Hello, gang! I suspect everyone’s as busy and as under the weather as I am, given the stories I’ve been hearing, so I hope you’ve all been getting the best of your personal woes as I have. Essays are being written, deadlines negotiated, resources secured and quacky ducks admired (oh, yes, we also went to […]