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Seven: Be it ever so humble….

What is keeping me awake at night, you may ask? For most nights this week, absolutely nothing…. Though that is down to a feeling of constantly treading water at the moment. I’m tired from a lack of downtime over the last week, and that tiredness has me sleeping like a baby. The reason for my […]

Six: Bedtime for Don-zo

What is keeping me awake at night tonight, you may ask? Let me tell you a short story. On 19-20 November 1985 Ronald Reagan, the most powerful man in the First World, and Mikhail Gorbachev the most powerful man in the Second World met to discuss a way forward which did not involve the mutually […]

Five: Puyi steps into the future.

Hi there readers, today’s post is a short one. I had a fancy introduction written, but it gave the game away from the offset. Today I want to share a tale of the last Chinese Emperor, a man known simply as Puyi. Puyi came to power just shy of his third birthday in 1908, and […]

Four: (What’s so funny bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?

Hi there readers, tonight I wanted to jot down a few thoughts – let me warn you some of this will be a little meta as it concerns my sister channel, Tales of History and Imagination. The Tales channel is currently tied down with a couple of long, multi-part blog topics. The Tuesday blogs were […]

Three: Dame Vera…

In the days leading up to the second world war a terror permeated the offices of the war planners. The Great War of 1914-18 was stuff of nightmares. The coming war, with its increased mechanization- tanks, planes, bigger bombs, aircraft carriers – would be several magnitudes worse. At any moment a murder of fighter planes […]

Two: Ozymandias.

“I met a traveller from an antique landWho said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stoneStand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,Tell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The hand that mocked […]

One: A disquisitive mind.

Hello all, welcome to my new project – my ‘Moonlight Disquisitions’ blog. If you’re curious about the discordant name, a disquisition is a detailed examination of a subject. One of those archaic words you rarely see in this day and age; till you’re delving into old essays on Immanuel Kant or Adam Smith and someone […]


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