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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

Reclaiming the bourgeoisie

  Not perfect, but good “In a fallen world the bourgeois life is not perfect. But it’s better than any available alternative.” So begins Deidre N. McCloskey in Bourgeois Virtues in her defence of the middle class—a class that the intelligentsia praised as it...

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Climate-change orthodoxy

  The Paris Accord Oren Cass in a Manhattan Institute report exposed the utter vacuity of the Paris Climate Agreement: It is an accord made up of pieces of paper—one from each signatory country—stapled together to promise NOTHING. China said it would reach peak...

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A tale of two cities – September 2016

In this endless winter of 2017-18, the memory of summer heat on our trip to Europe in the fall of 2016 warms me as I watch the snow fall outside my window. So I recall our journey, to honour our war dead and to visit favourite cities. First, a plane, then a train The...

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