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 August, 2009

The following lettres were posted during this month:

Gradients of Graduates

Posted upon the 23rd of August, 2009

Here I am with the degree I’ve laboured these past five years to earn! You’ll notice that, at the same time, the sun is merciless and the wind is blowing a gale, turning my academic gowns into something the Montgolfier brothers might have test-flown. Astute FrillyShirt fans will note that they got my name wrong […]

Fantastic Real-Life Reading

Posted upon the 11th of August, 2009

If you’re much like me, you’ll find it easy to get lost in a good non-fiction work. Encyclopaedias have always been my page-turners – since I was tiny, I was endlessly sparking my imagination with facts about mushrooms or electricity or physiognomy. Ms Merah will attest that the internet has been very bad for this […]

Of Restaurants and Revenants

Posted upon the 3rd of August, 2009

When it comes to horror-themed theatre restaurants, Melbourne has long had a Big Three: Dracula’s, in the north; Witches in Britches, in the west; and Hunchbax, in the east. In the south is the sea. Now, you’ll note, if you clicked those links, that Hunchbax recently closed down, leaving the trifecta suddenly incomplete. It’s a […]