Gus Parker
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Honorifics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Rowland Mar 6, 2015. 61 Replies

This is a pet peeve of mine that just never seems to go away and I would be interested in what others think, especially different age groups. In short, I hate being called by my first name by people…Continue

Tags: ettiquette, introductions, names

Hello

Started Feb 9, 2014 0 Replies

My name is Gus and I joined this community a couple of days ago. I have tried to put up as many items repersentative of myself as I could think of. Please, come by and say 'Hello'.

 

August 'Gus' Parker

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Interests
History, Books, Pipes and Tobacco, Whiskey, Gardening and Landscape. I have also begun to teach myself the art of mosaic recently.
Books
It is my goal to read and (to some degree) grasp the western 'canon'.
Music
My favorite genres are classical, opera especially, and vintage jazz (pre-1980).
Quote
Do what thy manhood bids the do
From none but self expect applause;
He noblest lives and noblest dies
Wo makes and keeps his self-made laws.

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At 2:24pm on February 9, 2014, Pale Horse said…

Welcome to AoM, Gus! Epic facial hair!

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The Monarch is Above Politics

Posted on February 15, 2014 at 5:55pm 0 Comments

To be specific the monarch is removed from the competition between competing interest groups and individuals for power and influence by virtue of his title. Since he owes no one for his position he is free to choose the greater good for its own… Continue

Monarchy - More Definitions

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

This next group will take rather more explanation. Everyone is used the the left/right contiuum that has been a commonplace since the French revolution to describe liberal/conservative poltics. Building on that, I think we can map out most… Continue

Monarchy

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 11:41am 2 Comments

I am an American and I am a monarchist. Yes, it is possible to be both but what does that mean? Oddly enough, I'm more sure of what it means to be a monarchist than an American. A monarchist is one who believes in the inherant superiority of… Continue
 
 
 

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