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, 2009

The following lettres were posted during this month:

Just Being a Man About Town

Posted upon the 27th of July, 2009

I enjoyed a double-dose of foppery this week! First, I had to skip through a hoop or two for a certain government identification document including a photograph, so I road-tested an ensemble in blue – white-on-colour striped shirt with a grey suit. I rather liked the effect. Second, an unexpected pleasure; a gathering somewhere between […]

Walking Through Australian Art

Posted upon the 19th of July, 2009

I thought it high time for something local here on FrillyShirt, and so devised this little art history piece specifically for Melbornians and for visitors to our fair city and its fair-weather fair weather. Specifically, this shall be a short, informal walking tour to the National Gallery’s collection of turn-of-the-20th-century Australian art. I am far […]

It’s A Nice Two Weeks Past A Peacock Wedding

Posted upon the 5th of July, 2009

What a fortnight, by God! Blissfully married, to start with, and yet more after that. After five long years of hard slog, false starts, blind alleys, and alternating between spinning my wheels, being the squeaky wheel and watching the wheels go round and round, I have satisfied the requirements of my degree. Now, I require […]

Things and Thoughts

Posted upon the 1st of July, 2009

First up, an unexpected honour – our wedding has been featured on Rock ‘n Roll Bride! Thanks very much, Kat! Now, I thought might make a small abstract observation. In the theories of Kantian, or transcendental, idealism, all knowledge is the product of the interaction of two mutually reliant but apparently opposing forces; the free, […]