“I know death. I’m one of his old employees. He’s overrated believe me. I can assure you there’s almost nothing to him. The drudgeries that do on occasion precede death can hardly be credited to him, since they just prove that someone is alive and kicking and may lead back to life and health. ButContinue reading “RKS Literature: Meeting Death”
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RKS Literature: Schools as Coercion?
“The masses had long since learned that for the education and discipline needed in the battle against the decaying bourgeoisie they should look elsewhere than to coercive schools imposed by the authorities; and by now every idiot knew that the school system developed by the cloisters of the Middle Ages was as anachronistic and absurdContinue reading “RKS Literature: Schools as Coercion?”
RKS Literature: Not So True to His Stated Beliefs!
“Well he said a great many things about money, the soul of the sate, as he put it, and spoke out against property, because it’s thievery, and against capitalist wealth in general, which he said, I believe, was fuel for the fires of hell-at least if I’m mistaken that’s how he put it-and sang theContinue reading “RKS Literature: Not So True to His Stated Beliefs!”
“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 52: Revolt at the Queen Fairy Hospital for Veterans in Montreal
Not far from the idyllic suburb of Hampstead in Montreal one can find the ageing Queen Fairy Hospital for Veterans. Those Quebec soldiers severely injured in conflicts where Canada was fighting were “housed” in the Queen Fairy. Conditions were rather grim with lack of comprehensive physical and psychiatric care. For the past year patients hadContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 52: Revolt at the Queen Fairy Hospital for Veterans in Montreal”
RKS Literature: Opinions vs Duty
“I was paying attention you see, but none of it was clear, instead, the more they talked the more confused I got. That’s how it always is. When people talk and about opinions, the result is always confusion. I’m telling you, it doesn’t matter what sort of opinions a man has, but whether he isContinue reading “RKS Literature: Opinions vs Duty”
RKS Literature: Snow Being More Than One Can Stand!
“And all the guests declared they could not stand to see any more snow, it disgusted them, summer alone had more than satisfied them in that regard, nothing but masses of snow, day in, day out, mounds of snow, whole slopes of snow-it was more than any human being could stand, deadly to both mindContinue reading “RKS Literature: Snow Being More Than One Can Stand!”
“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 51: Revolt at the Mugless Mental Hospital in Montreal
Squid whisked me away from Dorval International Airport in Montreal to downtown Montreal in his silver Studebaker. I took my usual suite at the Ritz-Carlton on Sherbrooke Street. After unpacking we went to Thursdays on Crescent Street for a quick Martini and then to an old favourite Greek restaurant of mine on Park Avenue calledContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 51: Revolt at the Mugless Mental Hospital in Montreal”
RKS 2023 Wine: Drinking Prohibited Wine in The Azores: Apologies and Gifts from the Portuguese Government
It was another windy and overcast day on Pico Island. I see why the vines are protected by those carrais i.e. lava rock enclosures. So I am savouring my toasted cornbread with a conger eel omelette for breakfast. My friend Fortunato Garcia knows my passion for conger eel so he had brought over some niceContinue reading “RKS 2023 Wine: Drinking Prohibited Wine in The Azores: Apologies and Gifts from the Portuguese Government”
RKS Literature: Do You Want to Be Cared for By a Sick Doctor?
“A warm relationship between doctor and patient is certainly to be welcomed, and there is something to the proposition that only he who suffers can be the guide and healer of the suffering. But can someone truly be the intellectual master of a power to which he himself is enslaved. Can he liberate if heContinue reading “RKS Literature: Do You Want to Be Cared for By a Sick Doctor?”
RKS Literature: Looking Forward to Funerals!
“I think of a coffin as an absolutely lovely piece of furniture, even when it’s empty, and if there is someone lying in it, it’s quite sublime in my eyes. There’s something so edifying about funerals-I’ve sometime thought that when we need a little spiritual uplift, we should attend funerals rather than church. People wearContinue reading “RKS Literature: Looking Forward to Funerals!”