Author Archives: A Gentleman's Rapier

An Alternative for Refugees

I posted the following on my Facebook feed after watching all the pearl-clutching and crying over the fate of refugees under Trump. Couldn’t help it, and maybe I’ll start blogging again, now. Facebook does not really offer an appropriate platform … Continue reading

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A Suspension of Disbelief…

Time to start blogging again. I’ve just been watching The Last Exorcism Part II, wherein a New Orleans Voodoo priestess plays a pivotal part. Which got me thinking… I am a faithful sceptic. I believe in a God; a creative, … Continue reading

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Pet Peeves – Issues Surrounding Coffee

The following might have you thinking me a miserable git, or nodding in vigorous agreement. These are actually two different pet peeves, but revolving around the same substance: Coffee… Coffee Pet Peeve Number 1: Coffee-flavoured milk drinks There are a … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Freedom

“…From the day that I was born I waved the flag, Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man…” Once again, the iPod throws up a thought-provoking tune: “Philadelphia Freedom” by Elton John. When I was a kid, and when … Continue reading

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Heaven

It’s not often that I am moved to nostalgia by Euro-disco plinky-plinky music. It’s not as if it all doesn’t sound the same. Rather anodyne melodies following a tried and tested formula to get people to dance and invoke euphoria … Continue reading

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Soon be back…

Semi-regular posting will resume here soon. Baby and work have meant a curtailment of online activities for the past year, but I have to get through a few exams in the first week of October and I will find the … Continue reading

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Why Am I Writing So Much about FATCA?

I have been writing a lot about FATCA. Which is funny, as after my final US tax return next year it should never be an issue for me again. I guess I am behaving like a jilted lover in many … Continue reading

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