January 31, 2020

'll sing you a new ballad, and I'll warrant it first-rate,
Of the days of that old gentleman who had that old estate;
When they spent the public money at a bountiful old rate
On ev'ry mistress, pimp, and scamp, at ev'ry noble gate,
In the fine old English Tory times;
S...

January 31, 2020

I find little more frustrating than having to watch the slow distortion of free market capitalism into crony capitalism.

Despite this distortion being clear as day and troubling, it receives little attention.

It is in fact ignored. 

Rather than questioning how this di...

January 31, 2020

His Grace! impossible! what, dead!
Of old age too, and in his bed!
And could that mighty warrior fall,
And so inglorious, after all?
Well, since he's gone, no matter how,
The last loud trump must wake him now;
And, trust me, as the noise grows stronger,
He'd wish to sl...

January 31, 2020

We live in an age where people are able to read different opinions on almost every subject at the touch of a phone.

You would think that this level of information would result in people consuming different opinions and us living in an age of nuance and broad ideas.

O...

January 31, 2020

As a child I remember thoroughly enjoying baths, an enjoyment that seems to have been passed down to my children.

However, as an adult, I have fallen out of love with the humble bath.

I am unsure whether this is an age thing or a weather issue? 

I grew up in a cold...

January 31, 2020

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,

Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,

Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,

And towards our distant rest began to trudge.

Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,

But limped on, blood-shod. All...

January 31, 2020

I love looking at photos and descriptions of the past.

I am not alone in this, nostalgia is big business.

However, I often wonder whether this nostalgia is enhanced by the fact that the past has not been documented as comprehensively as the present.

Will future gene...

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