For All Who’ve Burned the Midnight Oil … or Wax

| March 28, 2017

Those of us who create know that flickering moment when the newborn sun comes to illuminate what the dying candle no longer can. From The Animation Workshop comes Once Upon a Candle

Late Winter Dragon Hunt

| March 5, 2017

“Map-makers mark the unknown with a giant serpent and the words, “Here Be Dragons”. The unknown becomes the known in this exhibition – because the Dragons are now here… “Here Be Dragons explores the myth of dragons through culture, literature, folklore, religion, paleontology, history, science, and live animals. “Their allure is mythic, but they are […]

Dig This

| February 20, 2017

The week just passed saw my part of Nova Scotia receive heavy snowfalls with high winds up to 110 km/h on Monday and overnight well into Tuesday, and another heavy snowfall with 80 km/h gusts on Thursday. We were ploughed out from the first one just before 06:00 Wednesday morning, just in time for the […]

A Long Winter’s Night 2016 – Day 10: Bifröst

| December 30, 2016

“Haakon Haakonsson (c. March/April 1204 – 16 December 1263) (Old Norse: Hákon Hákonarson; Norwegian: Håkon Håkonsson), sometimes called Haakon the Old in contrast to his son with the same name, and known in modern regnal lists as Haakon IV, was the King of Norway from 1217 to 1263. His reign lasted for 46 years, longer […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 24: Good Night Sweet Prince

| October 24, 2016

“Of no surprise to my readers will be the disclosure that my brand of humour veers sharply toward the dark side. My dance card of funeral attendance over the years includes both my parents, four uncles and one aunt, an assortment of friends and the parents of others, and that’s just the humans. If memory […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 17: The Spirit of Things

| October 17, 2016

The Wendigo – I will call it that but there are many iterations of its name – is a malevolent forest spirit that comes in winter. It needs human flesh to feed but can only slake its hunger by possessing a human that it then uses to hunt, kill, and devour its prey. The Wendigo […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 16: The Magick of Words

| October 16, 2016

The Magick of Words By LFM When I was but a stripling lad, Enthralled by tales of sword and sage, I dreamed of magicks foul and fair, And words of pow’r beyond my age. It saddened me that magick seemed A thing of fiction’s fantasy, To hold no sway upon the world, And least of […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 11: An Intervention

| October 11, 2016

Welcome back Goode Reader. Please take your ease, for I ask your indulgence in what at first may appear to be a politically motivated argument. As you will see, it is nothing of the sort, notwithstanding that I have been moved to act by the complexion of reactions to someone who is most decidedly and […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 7: The Pause That Refreshes

| October 7, 2016

Back on Day 1, I laid before you some specific flavours of forbidden knowledge. I want to refresh your mind, Goode Reader, before we get too far gone, as is said. To begin, there are historical practices, now treated as anachronistic in this self-crowned “enlightened” age … “… There were, and are, cultures in the […]

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 […]