"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
I can't help but imagine that thousands of people made their New Years Resolution to read more in 2017. As someone who does read a lot, I think that goal is a great one. I want to see as many people as possible succeed in that goal, and so I've put together a list of … Continue reading The Best Books I Read In 2016
It's a proven fact that most New Years resolutions are abandoned within the first three weeks of January 1st. With that fact in my mind, I'm determined to get this blog actually up and going this year, and work to continue and grow it into the foreseeable future. Going into 2017, I'm very optimistic. From … Continue reading New year, new…