The Goode Fyght — Chapter the Second

| April 8, 2017

“No organism can afford to be conscious of matters with which it could deal at unconscious levels.” ~ Gregory Bateson – Steps to an Ecology of Mind I am not a psychologist but I do have a serviceable and ever growing garniture of knowledge, both formally and self-acquired, in the field of how Humans and […]

Ticks: Threat or Menace?

| March 14, 2017

Today, for your squirming pleasure, I’m revisiting material that first appeared in an article published to the Golden Mountain Dog Solutions blog back in 2008. If you live or travel in suburban, rural, or forested areas (the latter including town or city parks), this might help expunge the misunderstandings surrounding Ticks that even highly accredited […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 3: Premier Automne

| October 3, 2016

Knowledge may be forbidden by circumstance, both accidental and by design. But even the best laid plans may have an unexpected expiry date after which nothing will ever be the same again. Premier Automne (First Autumn) is the story of Abel and Apolline. “Abel lives in the winter and Apolline lives in the summer. Isolated […]

Al Dente – With Bitey McBighterson: Taking the Piss

| August 20, 2016

“Long heralded and now about to become reality, let this stand as official announcement of a new and semi-irregular LFM feature – Al Dente – With Bitey McBighterson! Beginning Saturday, 30 March 2013 and appearing whenever he gives a shit, Bitey will give you his unbridled, well gnawed interpretation of current events. After all, what […]

The Fools of April

| April 1, 2016

This poem is born of actual events, and is offered with apologies to those hopefuls among the distaff who may have fallen for it in the past, and feel ill done by at its clear exclusivity to the sensibilities of your male counterparts. Please know, you are not forgotten. Apologies too to Groucho Marx whose […]

The Bitch Tied to the Bedpost

| September 5, 2015

    Billingr’s girl watches on while Odin encounters the bitch tied to her bedpost (1895) by Lorenz Frølich is a lovely piece of art work depicting a monumental moment in the history of the cock tease. The piece is based on a tale attributed to Odin Himself that has come down to us by […]

Of Flags and Standards

| July 11, 2015

This poem was inspired by an event that occurred just last night on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Symbols Three Dogs and I went out last eve’ To fertilize the yard, Yet soon I saw my comrades pause, Each silently aguard. Up stream upon the river Was where each had set their gaze. So […]

Nature’s Jocularity

| March 29, 2015

“Oddly enough, this poem was born from an intention to write something with a pretty beginning that set the reader up for a funny punch line involving the way Spring unveils just how much frozen dog shit has been slumbering under the snow and ice in our yard, and that blessed day when Nature does […]

Friend or Faux?

| February 16, 2015

“Humans, like metals, are malleable, and you can deform a sheet of metal with hammer-blows and then tap it out flat again. But any metallurgist will assure you that the whole sheet has changed, and only melting it down and rolling it again will undo it.” ~ Freedom & Necessity, Steven Brust & Emma Bull […]

One From Two

| January 31, 2015

Archaeological evidence suggests that we Humans of today owe our success as a species to the forging long ago of a wondrously strategic alliance – comradeship with the ancestors of that most noble thing called the Dog. Alas, the benefit of that linkage has not served our four legged counterpart so well, but that is […]