Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Hero of Our Time, part 17: In What Mode the News of Pechorin’s Death Was Received

Recently I learned that Pechorin had died while returning from Persia. This news pleased me very much, for it gave me the right to publish these notes… Reading over these notes, I became convinced that the man must’ve been sincere … Continue reading

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Poetry Tuesday: What Constitutes a State

An Ode, In Imitation of Alcaeus Sir William Jones        WHAT constitutes a State? Not high-raised battlement or laboured mound,        Thick wall or moated gate; Not cities proud with spires and turrets crowned;     … Continue reading

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Spiritual Rejuvenation: Weeds and Wilderness

Sometimes (in the theme of my C.S. Lewis post) a man needs time away from the immanence of urban life, and away from the company of women, to restore his spirit. America is blessed with wilderness on a grand scale, … Continue reading

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Poetry Tuesday: A Favourite Has No Friend

When his friend Horace Walpole’s cat drowned in a goldfish bowl, Thomas Gray was inspired to pen a mock serious poem on the event, with a moral lesson for women that would serve them well today. The lady-cat, he imagines, … Continue reading

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A Hero of Our Time, part 16: How Society Creates Its Pechorins

With the passage of time Pechorin tires of Bela (see part 15) and becomes inattentive, causing her great distress. Here his friend tries to intercede on her behalf. ————- “I decided to have a talk with him about this. ‘Listen, … Continue reading

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A Hero of Our Time, part 15: What To Do With A Muslim Girl You’ve Kidnapped

After the end of his episode with Princess Mary, Pechorin goes in search of danger and adventure to a fort on the frontier. He kidnaps (nuclear DHV) Bela, a young Chechen girl, and now attempts to seduce her. His game … Continue reading

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On the Recent Game Versus MRA Discussions

There’s been some stirring around the manosphere recently on a debate between the game camp, represented by Frost and Paul Elam of the MRA school of thought. Here are my thoughts, as a man whose relations with women have improved … Continue reading

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