Author Archives: A Gentleman's Rapier

Resisting the System

I often read things that get me thinking about my own life and how it has panned out. A little over a month ago, Dr. Bruce Charlton wrote on The benefits of creeping totalitarianism (in My life). I found much … Continue reading

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A Return to Basics

I have just finished reading Lord of the Rings to my youngest daughter. We began with The Hobbit sometime early last year and worked our way through the subsequent books. I had not read them myself since I was a … Continue reading

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Inventory

Read no further if you are uninterested in the internal ramblings of a middle-aged man… I am in a pre-birthday semi-navel gazing space. I hit 50 in three weeks. I don’t even want to review the things I said I’d … Continue reading

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Solsbury Hill and Synchronicity

Whenever I approach an apparent transition in my life, ‘Solsbury Hill’ by Peter Gabriel becomes an earworm that is impossible to remove. On my very last day in the US Navy, on US Naval Station Norfolk, after the personnel guy … Continue reading

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On the edge of my seat…

This parliamentary stuff is intense. I have been on the edge of my seat all day and am currently nursing a whisky or two. On the one hand, I think Boris is playing with fire. But on the other hand… … Continue reading

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On Prorogation

I have viewed Boris Johnson’s premiership with a healthy dose of scepticism. On the one hand, he was originally a Remainer, but on the other hand, he is always out for himself. I have often said he is one of … Continue reading

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On Autistic Teenage Girls

I have been watching the whole Greta Thunberg / Climate Change thing with mild horror. The Globalists have found in her an apparently unassailable spokesman for their agenda. Like a prophet in the wilderness, she spouts to the world all … Continue reading

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