First Day of Spring and Happy International Happiness Day (or…HE’S BACK!)

Yes, it’s not only the first day of spring, but it’s International Happiness Day. Not sure when that day came into effect, but it works for this date when Jack Aubrey’s nemesis decided to make a return visit.

Napoleon and Josephine…

Capt. Jack Aubrey: Do you want to see a guillotine in Piccadilly? Crew: No! Capt. Jack Aubrey: Want to call that raggedy-ass Napoleon your king? Crew: No! Capt. Jack Aubrey: You want your children to sing the La Marseillaise? Crew: NO! From Captain Jack Aubrey’s address to his crew before the final battle: Master and Commander: Read More …

Belated Anniversary…A Historic Date

It was a cold, snowy day in Paris on the second of December 1804. Dressed in his “long white satin tunic embroidered in gold thread,” “a white velvet vest with gold embroidery and diamond buttons, a crimson velvet tunic and a short crimson coat with satin lining,” as well as an eighty pound “coronation mantle, Read More …