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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

An empty chair at the cultural banquet

I came late to the table of Clive James’ banquet of cultural insights, reading a review of his Cultural Amnesia in the summer of 2019 and then feasting on the book in early fall. It is indeed laden with rich food for thought, beginning with “Anna Akhmatova”, who James...

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Reading for my life…

…a continuation from Blog Number 44, July 2019 Why read fiction? “…to help us better understand human nature in its most glorious and wicked forms. That is the experience no one can appropriate because it is the one we all share—regardless of our racial, ethnic,...

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A family fashion affair

The dream I had dreamed of a family fashion affair for the ages—featuring my style for the senior set, my daughter-in-law’s for the woman-in-her-prime set, and my granddaughter’s for the teenage set—ever since 4-year-old Béatrice had donned a tutu & rubber boots...

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A light went out in the conservative firmament

On January 12th, Roger Scruton died and a light went out in the conservative firmament—a light sorely needed in this era of oikophobia in the West. The enemy – the oikophobicks Scruton identified the enemy, the privileged peoples led by academia, and gave a name to...

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