I’m not sure it was intemperance as much as youthful enthusiasm. But still, I heard somebody preach about intemperance and used Kalin Adwell as an example. The preacher gave a covert glance at Maljie as they mentioned the name, but she didn’t even snort. Kalin Adwell hadn’t been seen in Port Naain for some time, … More The Dangers of Intemperance.
I confess to having a low threshold when it comes to tolerating sanctimonious hypocrisy. I suppose the fact that it is now, alas, ubiquitous, means that I am so constantly exposed to it, I barely notice it any more. So if it is not directed at me, I now no longer see it. I suspect … More The Redemption Of Philian Twirlbatton And The Founding Of The Port Naain Society For The Promotion Of Virtue And The Elimination Of Vice.
There is much to be said for resolve. Some people see opportunities float gently past and cannot even stir themselves to reach out to grab them. Others see even the intimation of a chance and immediately pounce, pulling it down and wrestling it into submission without a suggestion of reticence. Purely by chance I have … More A Little Under The Weather.