Intrepid Optimist

Intrepid Optimist is the place where I can share my stories; fact, fiction and thoughts from the past and present. It’s Written by myself for people who believe adventure knows no age

Tag Archives: Facts

The Wildcatter Club, Quito

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” —Abraham Lincoln As a new partner and manager without restaurateur experience, I had a lot to … Continue reading

April 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

In Favour of the Blended Eau-de-vie

The other evening, having spent much of the afternoon doing little, I took myself to my local gastropub and found myself in the enjoyable company of a couple of other … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Cobbler of Nuremberg

Apart from classical music enthusiasts, a smattering of the admirable citizens of Nuremberg, elder Germans or the general public outside of that country, I wonder how many have heard of … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Is That a Fact?

Recently I found myself wondering how many of the latest,  based on the truth  films watched, really are true to their original story? This year alone there have already been a … Continue reading

August 30, 2017 · 3 Comments
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