Author Archives: A Gentleman's Rapier

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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The Power of Prayer

This post by Vox Day, and the subsequent comment thread, reminded me of an incident from my deep dark past. When I was 17 I had jaw surgery to fix a massive overbite. It was the cumulative outcome of about … Continue reading

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I hope I am wrong…

But I get the feeling some event is going to be manufactured either today or in the next week or so to make it look as if a Brexit supporter or Brexit supporters are violent, perhaps murderous, and the Narrative … Continue reading

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Lost in the Cosmos

One of the coolest books I have ever read is Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book by Walker Percy. Contrary to its title, it is a parody of a self-help book. It does, however, challenge one to go … Continue reading

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