In an editorial published by the Telegraph in 2011, the author at the British news giant attempted to define what could be considered the "core British values that define [the] nation". Among them were the usual western democratic values; equality of opportunity, freedom of speech, the rule of law, and belief in personal responsibility, which … Continue reading Defining a nation through it’s clothing: Britain
"It's hard to imagine / that nothing at all / could be so exciting / could be so much fun". If you're unfamiliar with the music of the Talking Heads, I can hardly say I blame you. While somewhat appreciated in their own time, only a few carried their torch through the decades following the … Continue reading Heaven
“Time to leave now, get out of this room, go somewhere, anywhere; sharpen this feeling of happiness and freedom, stretch your limbs, fill your eyes, be awake, wider awake, vividly awake in every sense and every pore.” -Stefan Zweig
I joined my good friend Will Nardi on his show Raised Right to discuss culture in current society considering godliness, conservatism, art, and the reversal of the establishment.
"I'm an architect and I've designed buildings all over the world. Every time I get a commission in an emerging market, I get excited about the opportunity to draw from the country's heritage , culture, and art. But the client never wants it. They all want the same thing: 'modern style, modern style, modern style'. … Continue reading Make Architecture Great Again!
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." - Soren Kierkegaard
"You are a quote unquote fantastic Mr. Fox" "I try." In a masterpiece of claymation film that delivers flawlessly in aesthetics, script adaptation, colour schemes, voice acting, soundtrack, character development and plot (among other things), it's hard to pay attention close enough to pick out the individually beautiful parts of the film, because they're so … Continue reading Fantastic Mr. Fox
Being perpetually presentable goes far beyond just dressing proper and being well groomed, it also means smelling in such a way that those near you want to take your shirt right off your back - for whatever reason - but hopefully because they're crazy about the scent. I've spent a considerable amount of time as … Continue reading Scent, not manners, maketh man
"I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon." -William F. Buckley Jr.
Being a Gentleman seems to be mostly surface in the modern age, but there's more to it than being able to open the door for a lady, spout quotes from famous works of literature, and tell the difference between oxfords and brogues. Being a gentleman is about working hard to be the very best … Continue reading Gentlemanliness: a forgotten Virtue