“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

Friday T&A: Cabbage Patch Edition

Friday T&A: Cabbage Patch Edition

Yes, I know, this one is late again. It really could not be helped, due to significant exhaustion and a total lack of enthusiasm for writing on the part of Ye Graciouse Hoste. That tends to happen when you are working flat-out to finish up a project before you go on...
Friday T&A: Quiet Moments Edition

Friday T&A: Quiet Moments Edition

Seeing as how this week has been, yet again, rather busy, it is something of a miracle that any of us have been able to slow down and catch a breath. Things are moving far faster than any of us realise – I can scarcely believe we are nearly halfway done with...
Friday T&A: Flatland Edition

Friday T&A: Flatland Edition

For those who have never read Edwin Abbott’s mathematical fantasy, Flatland, it is well worth a look. You can read a lot of interesting and wacky ideas into it – one of the conventional takes on the book is that it is an oblique critique of Victorian...
Friday T&A: Confabulation Edition

Friday T&A: Confabulation Edition

Having already written roughly half a week’s worth of stuff in the space of a few hours, I will refrain from making this a big long diatribe. Suffice to say, we are living through an age of unreality, in which the Elites literally just MAKE SHIT UP and then...
Friday T&A: Starship Bloopers Edition

Friday T&A: Starship Bloopers Edition

I find myself watching Starship Troopers – the 1997 Paul Verhoeven film – once again, for reasons that rather escape me at the moment. The interesting thing about that movie is, provided you ignore the title, it is actually a pretty decent, stupid, cheesy,...
Friday T&A: Amor Fati Edition

Friday T&A: Amor Fati Edition

Yes, late again, I know. No, I don’t have an excuse this time, either. All I will say is, of late, I have been reading through Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, and let’s just say, it has gotten me thinking, about quite a lot. Bertrand Russell – an...
Friday T&A: Nibelungen Edition

Friday T&A: Nibelungen Edition

Just a quick one today, lads, as it has been a long day of… well, walking around aimlessly in the glorious and all-too-rare sunshine while trying, and failing utterly, to sort out arse from elbow and get organised for an indoor skiing session. (Why be indoors in...
Friday T&A: Rubik’s Cubics Edition

Friday T&A: Rubik’s Cubics Edition

Yes, this one is late again, and this time it is due to the stupidity of your host. You see, I was feeling grouchier than usual yesterday – due in no small part to somehow tweaking my back again while doing squats the day before – and, after going out for...
Friday T&A: Celiac Edition

Friday T&A: Celiac Edition

Gents, have you ever had one of those days where you had grand plans to do all sorts of useful and impressive things, and it all came down to taking a 2hr nap on the couch? Well, that was pretty much my day today. The fact is, we all need days to just sit and vegetate...