The Way Of The Dodo

Way Of The Dodo
Welcome to the wrong side of history...
Created 18 May 2021
  • All This Useless Beauty
    26 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    1. How strange are the stirrings of the heart. Here we have nothing less than the promise of death; our ancestors, if on their nomadic wanderings they found themselves facing the above landscape, woul...
  • Give Me Life
    09 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    I like not such grinning honour as Sir Walter hath. Give me life, which if I can save, so: if not, honour comes unlooked for, and there’s an end. ~ Falstaff, 1 Henry IV, Act 5, Scene 3 Strange enough ...
  • Against Abortion
    06 Sep 2021 • 20 min read
    It looks as though the American Ennéarchy might finally be content to return the question of abortion to the political sphere. Judicial supremacy being what it is1, the law must be discovered by pushi...
  • The Physicalist's Trilemma
    24 Aug 2021 • 17 min read • 1 0
    What good’s a computerised nose? ~ Lou Reed, What’s Good (The Thesis) For reasons best known to themselves – boredom, I suppose – the New Yorker recently1 decided to promote a 2016 article on the “sim...
  • On Encountering a Leucistic Peacock in the Churchyard of St. Wystan’s
    20 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    For who but God the Creator of all things has given to the flesh of the peacock its antiseptic property? This property, when I first heard of it, seemed to me incredible; but it happened at Carthage t...
  • RIP Granddad
    12 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Denial is underrated. In this case it must have saved me a great deal of worry. When Granddad went into hospital for the third time in six months, I was able to say, Well he’s fallen over; broken some...
  • The Welbeck Portrait
    06 Jun 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    I have more to say on the sonnets, but, as I understand it, my “they were all written within three years” theory is not the general opinion in professional academia, and amateur scholars should take a...
  • What Now?
    03 Jun 2021 • 8 min read
    The fleet in view, he twanged his deadly bow, And hissing fly the feathered fates below. On mules and dogs the infection first began; And last, the vengeful arrows fixed in man. How has everyone enjoy...
  • The Aten Gleams!
    23 May 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    The priests of false Amun have come to kill. They plan to poison bread and beer, and feed To him these vittles vile. These old men still In places close and dark profess a creed That he of Sedge and B...
  • Water Cools Not Love
    18 May 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    Shakespeare’s sonnets are rich with profound insights on human life, love, jealousy, resentment, longing, as well as the intense imagery, extended metaphors and impeccable poetic taste that we expect ...
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