Browsing All posts tagged under »on the jon«

The Monsieur’s Brief: Animal Conservation

May 1, 2011


A new series of article summaries to help true gentlemen- Monsieurs, get a better handle on things going on globally, culturally and nationally. Consider this a cheat sheet for intellectual conversations. In Brief Animal conservation is a morally grey area that few want to tread. Sure, there are those that hunt for a food source […]

Valentine’s Day and the Married Man

February 9, 2011


I’m married. I know, some of you out there will probably look at that declaration with some sort of squalid pallor.  You know? The kind of face you make when you’re looking heartbroken at some of Edison Chen’s pictures (five words: Cecilia buy an epilator please). That said, I’ve never been one to shy away from romantic […]

Words from The Monsieur: The Groom’s Wedding Speech

January 11, 2011


Thanking you all for coming. Uncle Terry, Aunty Chris, Uncle David, Aunty Aggie, Uncle Gary, Aunty Lanabelle, Aunty Valerie, Uncle Martin, Kate’s family, my mom-in-law- Janet, father-in-law Choi Boon and Uncle Albert for letting us have his beautiful daughter Rebecca as our flower girl and all the other important people without whom this wedding might […]

Ancient Chinese Leadership Advice and How Not to Follow

November 2, 2010


Let me tell you a story… Over two thousand years ago, during the Warring States Period in China, a simple old woman had the common sense to realize that people need to be decently fed. Zi Fa was a general in the State of Chu. In a battle with the State of Qin, his food […]

Time and Type

October 20, 2010


If this story was done 50 years ago, I would imagine that we would be slaving over the issue with typewriters. Beneath the hammering of keys and the hypnotic click-clack of cast iron on paper, your canvas would lay. Clean, fresh. No windows, no folders, no YouTube — a writer’s dream, perhaps a nightmare for […]

How Apple Mastered “The Non Apology”

September 2, 2010


Governance, specifically corporate governance, has turned into a fine art form. Looking back at the economic crisis of yesteryear, I’ve found that we have come a mighty long way in this great skill I call, “the art of the non apology”. Many have tried it but many have faltered. It occurs more than once every […]

An open letter to Mel Gibson

August 2, 2010


Dear Mr. Gibson, I would like to profess my undying love for you, especially now that you have earned your rightful place as Australia’s Next Top Redneck within the hall of shame. Your latest spiel to your ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, calling her a “F—ing pig in heat who risked getting raped by a pack of […]


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