RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: What Did the French Revolution Accomplish?

“If we disregard various incidental developments which briefly modified its aspect at different periods and in different lands, and study it as it was essentially, we find that the chief permanent achievement of the French Revolution was the suppression of those political institutions, commonly described as feudal, which for many centuries had held unquestioned swayContinue reading “RKS Literature: Passage of the Day: What Did the French Revolution Accomplish?”

RKS Wines: Wines of Chile: Emiliana Organic Vineyards: On the Softer Side of Red?

As we continue our Wines of Chile adventure the best we can as we are not amongst Chilean wineries we might ask if Chile can produce a memorable Pinot Noir. Chile can produce full throttle Carmenère, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Can it tone down matters a bit and make a gentler Pinot NoirContinue reading “RKS Wines: Wines of Chile: Emiliana Organic Vineyards: On the Softer Side of Red?”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 14: The Torrid Sex Life of a Freshman

Rest assured this title was required in my contract with Wuhan Wet Market Publishing. It is misleading. It is salacious. It is supposed to sell copies. The contract did not state the contents of the chapter though! It could be the lack of torrid lust was rooted in my respect for the opposite sex. Don’tContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 14: The Torrid Sex Life of a Freshman”

RKS Film “Apostles”

Doesn’t this sound wretched? “Apostles” is Scud’s 8th film. Why would director Danny Cheng refer to himself as Scud a faulty Iraqi missile! Is he playing with us? “Apostles” is one of those “artsy films” if you throw my way, I am free to interpret it in artsy ways and never be wrong! As anContinue reading “RKS Film “Apostles””

RKS Wine: Wines of Chile: Pérez Cruz Chaski 2018 Petit Verdot

Chile’s Pérez Cruz has been hitting a very high average of late. I was first attracted to their wines at Drink Chile 2022 in Toronto in early November. I focused solely on Carmenère from 7 producers and Perez Cruz 2020 Limited Edition ($19.95) came out on top spot. Subsequent to that their Grenache and CabernetContinue reading “RKS Wine: Wines of Chile: Pérez Cruz Chaski 2018 Petit Verdot”

RKS Literature: “The Zeal of the French Revolution”

“No previous political upheaval however violent, had aroused such passionate enthusiasm for the ideal the French Revolution set before it was not merely a change in the French social system but nothing short of a regeneration of the whole human race. It created an atmosphere of missionary fervor and indeed assumed all the aspects ofContinue reading “RKS Literature: “The Zeal of the French Revolution””

RKS Literature: The Crumbling and Viciously Desperate Iranian Theocracy and the French Revolution

“The Church was hated not because its priests claimed to regulate the affairs of the other world but because they were landed proprietors, lords of manors, tithe owners, and played a leading part in secular affairs not because there was no room for the Church in the New World that was in the making butContinue reading “RKS Literature: The Crumbling and Viciously Desperate Iranian Theocracy and the French Revolution”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 13: My Espionage Opportunity

The Vietnam War ended some 5 years ago but that did not prevent all sorts of political disturbances from rocking the campus grounds of McGill University. The United Mutations were mobilizing support for mutants of the world. The Marxist Leninists the exploitation of students and workers, Hillel fighting against Palestinian terrorism, the Palestinians griping aboutContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 13: My Espionage Opportunity”

RKS Wine: Perez Cruz 2019 Limited Edition Cabernet Franc

The Perez Cruz 2019 Limited Edition Cabernet Franc was fermented in stainless steel and aged 14 months in oak. Cabernet Franc is one of Ontario’s signature grapes so is Chile muscling in on Ontario’s territory? Upon opening the bottle the aroma of the wine exudes some barnyard which in small amounts can add charm butContinue reading “RKS Wine: Perez Cruz 2019 Limited Edition Cabernet Franc”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 12: My Moment of Fame Thanks to Food Poisoning! Me the Bombay Blaster!

Fame, like food poisoning, can strike when you are least expecting it. I was invited to the United Mutations box at the Montreal Forum to see a special event being a hockey match between the Montreal Canadians and the Indian National Hockey Team. All the Indian team were Canadians save for the goalie who wasContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 12: My Moment of Fame Thanks to Food Poisoning! Me the Bombay Blaster!”