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Let’s talk. And as the walrus says, about everything and anything as our fancy takes us—style for every day, the art and satisfaction of running a comfortable and welcoming home, the joy and work of entertaining at home, politics from a centre-right perspective…

…and even about what I do for a living: writing & rewriting, editing & proofreading technical documents, website text, promotional materials, novels and memoirs. In short, when getting the words right matters, Editor’s Ink is there to help.

“ ‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax―
Of cabbages—and kings―
And why the sea is boiling hot―
And whether pigs have wings.’ ”
The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll

Time to wake up

No doubt it is largely because of my age, but in many places I feel almost as though we were successful barbarians who have taken over the ruins of a civilization that we have conquered.Anthony Daniels, “Lusitania sinking”, The New Criterion, September 2023I echo that...

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Trying times

The Crisis, Thomas PaineDecember 23, 1776THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman....

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Books & family pictures

Creating a home means surrounding yourself with the things you love. Which means that our home is full of books and family pictures.Books As an avid reader since I could, I loved the sight, the feel, the smell of books and the taste and sound of the words as I read...

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At a crossroads

The barbarians are at the gates of Western civilization, mounted on their steeds of oppressive isms with their dogs of grievance baying cacophonously for the blood of enlightenment to feed their voracious appetite for power. As Hillaire Belloc wrote, The Barbarian...

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