Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 21: The Price of Leadership

| October 21, 2012

I’ve written a lot about the strength of character it takes to be worthy of being a Leader of animals. Most particularly Dogs, because Mrs. LFM and I … well, that’s how we roll. Regardless of species though, if you’ve ever had an animal in your life that gave you a trust you were worthy […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 20: Shorts Are Always Better When They’re Animated

| October 20, 2012

It’s with thanks to the ever vigilant Jim Keating that I’m bringing you this today. I always start every year of Dark Sentiments with a surplus of material, and every year he throws me curves that are too good to miss. This is one of them. Born in Bogota, Columbia, raised in Miami Beach, Florida, […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 19: Dead Eye Dick

| October 19, 2012

Dead Eye Dick By LFM A necrophiliac desires Coitus with the dead. None that breathes will float their boat, At least, that’s what I’ve read. Some enjoy more “gamey” fare While some prefer it “fresh”, And some use oily marinades To … lubricate … the flesh. As open minded as I am, This doesn’t work […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 18: Kate Clark

| October 18, 2012

Last year’s Dark Sentiments profiled the work of Juan Cabana, and described him then as, “… a taxidermist of a different sort, who plies his trade mounting the remains of sea creatures that never were.” The world is too full of artists working in the dark and bizarre realm of creativity for me not to […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 17: The End of the World As We Know It

| October 17, 2012

Lately abbreviated to a trendy initialism – TEOTWAWKI – “The end of the world as we know it” is generally understood to be an extremely undesirable situation bringing about a catastrophically negative change in living conditions with no hope of ever getting back to the way things were. Events that would precipitate this, as well […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – The Way of Communication

| October 17, 2012

Growing up, I was always ahead of my contemporaries in my skills with the written and spoken word. To my great fortune, that gift was recognized and cultivated by a succession of exceptional Teachers. While I can’t pin down the date beyond the certainty that I was still in elementary school, I remember a day […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 16: That Old Black Magic

| October 16, 2012

Back on Day 8, I wrote, “Children like to dabble in seances and Quija boards. They shouldn’t, but they do.” A similar comment could be made about the widespread practice, even in these days when the world has been repeatedly proven to be awash in bullshit, of people still clinging to mainstream news media as […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 15: The Art of Andy Fairhurst

| October 15, 2012

Our third featured artist is Andy Fairhurst, a brilliant digital graphic artist who, at last report, resides in North Wales. He lists his extra-curricular interests as, “Wildlife, Bruce Lee, spooky stuff, weird stuff, ancient stuff, writing and beer,” and reports his favourite style of art as, “Anything original. Dark nightmarish with sexy women also.” Obviously, […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 14: The Year in Cannibalism

| October 14, 2012

In Dark Sentiments – 2010 we looked at the Wendigo phenomenon, and the strange case of Vincent Weiguang Li and Tim McLean in particular. In Dark Sentiments – 2011, the Wendigo was back, but we were also wallowing in what I might call more mainstream cannibalism – consensual and otherwise, with the added seasoning of […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 13: Joan

| October 13, 2012

This poem has been marinating for a while. It came to be from observing the self inflicted misery of several people – two in particular – and is presented here by special request from Mrs. LFM. I can deny her nothing. Suffice it to say that we’ve all met people who bring ugliness into the […]