The Art of Feminine Chivalry


A woman should be able to drive a stick shift, fire a Springfield Arms XD accurately, do the family tax return, throw a football 20 yards, and barbecue steaks. However, when men are around, she should allow men to do things for her, even if she can do them better herself. Men should always be asked to do dangerous tasks (shoveling snow, killing spiders, etc.), and they should never be criticized about their performance in front of other people, only in private.

Great post on the art of feminine chivalry.

Click of the heels to Dawn Eden.

Lately in England

I finally figured out how to use the gallery function on WordPress. This should be interesting. The photos are not in any particular order. I will have to deal with that problem another time. Enjoy.

Four Chivalrous Things to Remember

Video courtesy of Bob Fox, his son Gregory, producer and his daughter Theresa, editor.

Great work.  This links up with my post on the squires oath and the four things I wanted the boys at the ecampment to remember.

The video was originally posted as a Standing Fast entry on AirMaria.

Chivalry Under Fire

I just googled the term Benedictio Novi Militis (Blessing of a New Knight) and happened upon a British feminist blog where I read this comment:

Polite is just custom, as is secular or modern chivalry, the religious version, blessing of sword on altar, truce of God, orphans, widows protected from mayhem,

I think “Benedictio novi militis.” was the first time since the Roman era that soldiers became respectable. In fact,

in the late Roman period in the west they were also hated, that aversion essentially continued to the crusades.

Chivalry is a boy-word for doing the right thing in the right circumstances. It’s as patriarchal as the pigeon splattered statues of yesterday’s war-mongering classes in the park.

To each calling there is a custom. If one is lining up for a life-boat, that’s probably not the time to make a big issue out of it

The whole post is quite interesting, as are the related posts, especially this one, which contains the following: Continue reading

Courtesy of the Local Newspaper

The Norwich Bulletin, as of this posting, has placed the friars latest video on Thom and Marc on their homepage in three parts.  This video altogether is about 12 minutes and is different than the In Memoriam video.

The link above will only help you find the video clips as long as the Bulletine keeps them on their homepage.

Squires’ and Pages’ Oath

I have been out of circulation in the blogosphere due to preparations for the Encampment and recovery from it.  My plan was to make sure that the Encampment was at least as successful as it has been in the past with Thom’s direction and to make sure that we remembered our departed friends in a fitting way.  I think we succeeded.

I have much to blog on regarding the Encampment.  I will get it posted as I am able.

First of all, I have an oath that the Knights asked me to write for the squires and pages.  Actually the idea was Thom’s and he had planned to write it himself.  As a former scout master he wanted to model our oath on the Boy Scout Oath.   Well, he never got an opportunity to write it so I did. Continue reading