Adventures With Words

In which much reading and writing is meant to be done…

reading challenge

  • Failing and winning

    I am going to fail my Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge. This upsets me. Maybe I set the bar too high (75 books) but that’s only one more than I read last year. So maybe not. Failure sucks. Especially when it seems ever more likely that said failure was one’s own fault. On the other hand, maybe… Continue reading

About Me

An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.