A carouse of poets

There is a discussion, I suppose it has rumbled on for some time, as to what is the correct collective noun for poets. In all candour, I feel that there is no group less deserving of a collective noun, but still my opinion carries little weight in these matters. Some have suggested, ‘a usage of … More A carouse of poets

Perfect confidence

It was with some sadness that we heard of the passing of the Most Venerated Jaster Gruel. He was somebody we had always had considerable sympathy for. When I first met him he was a middle aged priest with a delightful sense of humour and immense enthusiasm. He had a passion for helping people. He … More Perfect confidence

An inspector calls

There is much to be said about the endless round of inspections, the limitless oversight, the constant querying of petty detail, that we have to endure here in the Shrine of Aea in Her Aspect as the Personification of Tempered Enthusiasm. But trust me when I say that this is not the place for a … More An inspector calls

Knowing your place

At the Shrine of Aea in Her Aspect as the Personification of Tempered Enthusiasm we work hard at maintaining the correct relationship with our superiors in the order. Ideally those in authority who have little to do with us will regard us fondly. This is easily arranged. Those who like preaching are invited to preach, … More Knowing your place

A Rough Day

It has to be admitted that after a particularly hard day, people may not necessarily be at their best. Also people chose many different ways to relax. I suppose it’s lucky we’re not all the same. I’m also well aware that we shouldn’t be judgemental in these things. Still I am of the school that … More A Rough Day