Monthly Archives: February 2021

Samuel Johnson’s Brush with Patronage

My extremely learned friend, Adrian Gagnon, put me onto this letter. If you’re going to slay someone, slay them the way Mr. Johnson did — with eloquence, wit, sarcasm, facetiousness, and a finely-honed and venom-laced blade. – DJK Samuel Johnson’s letter to Lord Chesterfield(7th February 1755) To The Right Honourable The Earl Of ChesterfieldMy Lord,I […]

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Life & Death in the Matrix

October 25, 2018 – Post-dated There are a million other things I should be doing right now. How often these days do you feel that way? Today, with all that I need/should/must/ought to do to get our apartment cleaned out, cars sold and stored, and on and on, the last thing I should be doing […]

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