In my previous logs, I have discussed topics such as:

This month, my topic is politeness. Now, the standard of politeness (as has been observed by many scholarly blokes, most notably Norbert Elias) is a function of the society it operates in. One man's courtesy is another man's rudeness. However, in terms of our present environment, courtesy follows a commonly-defined standard. Here are some of the instantiations of that standard, as I see them:

Now, if I could just be of sufficient strength of character to live up to my own principles...

Nose to the grindstone: