Precept of the Month


A friend whom I wanted to see was in bad financial shape. I know that he likes a particular restaurant, and so I offered to buy his lunch there. He responded “I don’t take charity.”

I responded that I wasn’t planning on giving him charity, and that I expected someday for him to help another friend […]

By |January 31st, 2015|Categories: Precept of the Month|Tags: |0 Comments


“Justice” may be one of the trickier concepts in our Code of Chivalry. Not only do people not agree on how it should be defined- Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary contains 8 related but not identical definitions for the word- but how justice is to be applied differes widely. Robert Heinlein discussed in The Number of the […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Categories: Precept of the Month|Tags: , |0 Comments


I have talked about truth before, in my essay on developing the ability to see the truth in all matters. In it, I talk about the different truths that we perceive- subjective and objective truths- that are often very different. As Knights, we offer ourselves to stand in the way of danger, to defend those […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Categories: Precept of the Month|Tags: , |0 Comments


By now, it’s probably apparent from my essays that I take little at face value and rarely take the direct approach to any issue. The discussion of perseverance is no different, I’m afraid! It is important to understand that any part of our Code of Chivalry has a converse.

Without perseverance, it is rather difficult to […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Categories: Precept of the Month|0 Comments


Seosaidh Blackwolf

July 29, 2014

There are many words that the general public gets wrong. Ambivalence, for example. Most people think that “ambivalence” means “I don’t know what I’m feeling.” In fact, it means “feeling two separate emotions at the same time.” Often, this leads to not being able to separate the two, but that uncertainty is […]

By |August 6th, 2014|Categories: Precept of the Month|3 Comments


Seosaidh Blackwolf

Sincerity Essay


Del took a deep breath. She let it out. Her voice was gentle. “That’s insane,” she said.

“Maybe,” agreed Lewis as Foss lunged at him yet again, “but it’s sincere as hell!” -John Steakley, “Armor”


The Code of Chivalry always needs to be considered in context. In my last essay, I discussed the idea that honor […]

By |June 8th, 2014|Categories: Precept of the Month|Tags: , |0 Comments


Lois McMaster Bujold writes, speaking as Count Vorkosigan, that “Oaths of death before dishonour, given time, tend to divide the world into the dead and the forsworn.” Honour is a word much used by many people, in many situations, for many reasons. Schoolyard fights can erupt over a perceived maligning of a parent’s honour, even […]

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Right VS Left

This month I decided to talk about the marriage of creativity with logic. Many people seem to throw others into one of two categories. They are either “left brained people” or “right brained people”. These categories create limitations in people both by changing what others expect from them and what they expect from themselves. Almost […]

By |December 29th, 2013|Categories: Precept of the Month|1 Comment