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, 2010

The following lettres were posted during this month:

The Public’s Peacocks, Part Two

Posted upon the 23rd of July, 2010

Today’s Public Peacock is the Presidential Model – a fop who rose so high, his rank had to rush to keep up with him. He changed the face of American politics like no head of state since Lincoln, and he did it his way, from his pince-nez to his riding-boots. He was a man of […]


Posted upon the 13th of July, 2010

(With further apologies to the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.) I will now lay before the reader the facts connected with Miss Violet Smith, the solitary cyclist of Charlington, and the curious sequel of our investigation, which culminated in unexpected tragedy. On referring to my note-book for the year 1895 I find that it […]

Make Yourself A Perfect Past

Posted upon the 8th of July, 2010

Last month saw the first anniversary of my and Ms Merah’s wedding, and I’ve been pulling together my thoughts and figuring out what to write about it. Actually, it’s not so much what to write as how to write it. My feelings on the matter are entirely unambiguous – it’s simply a matter of expressing […]