Dark Sentiments Season 8: Day 31: That’s All Folks

| October 31, 2017

And so, another October, and another season of Dark Sentiments finds us here on the night whereon the veil between the corporeal and spirit worlds is at its thinnest, and Mrs. LFM and I celebrate the ninth anniversary of our marriage. Why Hallowe’en? Because when you’re getting married and a lot of the more important […]

War and Remembrance – Three Perspectives

| November 11, 2015

On this Day of Remembrance I will be offering you three poems. Two have previously appeared here on other dates, but I deem them suitable for purpose and so, here they are again. The third, appearing as the final act on today’s playbill, was written specifically for debut here. I will leave it to you, […]

Made in Canada with Polish Parts – The Saga Continues

| June 21, 2015

We’re short o’ sleep Though full of Joy. Sweet Mum is fine – Th’ Bairn’s a BOY! It was with those words that the incomparable Mrs. LFM and I announced the birth of Lukas William Whynacht – all 7 pounds, 13 ounces of him. This second perfectly crafted Son, brother of now nearly 2 year […]

A Covenant with Motherhood

| May 10, 2015

  “While childbirth is, as the saying goes, one of the most truly Natural things in the world – a task that a Woman’s body is designed to perform repeatedly – it does not come without risk, and anything can happen. Here’s a reality check for you – as far back as our decision to […]

Musings Upon My Natal Day

| April 23, 2015

Springtime is a season of many and varying complexions here in Nova Scotia, and one of the many reasons affecting all the seasons leading us to often remark that if you don’t find the weather to your liking, just wait a few minutes. Because of this, choosing one’s attire for the day is slightly complicated […]

Yeah, He Did

| April 13, 2015

We all know that children naturally imitate adults, and how important it is to make sure that whatever it is your kid sees you doing, it’s something you can safely shape into play that’s gauged to their present level of understanding. There comes a time when the child’s development imparts the ability to grasp that […]

Announcement of Small Fierce Mammal the Second

| December 12, 2014

Today, SFM Viktor has an announcement to make. And so it was that on 30 October 2014 – the eve of the sixth LFM  wedding anniversary – the glorious discovery, suspected but undetectable for weeks, was finally confirmed. With a due date on or about 11 June 2015, we could not be happier.  

Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 31: All Hallows Eve

| October 31, 2014

Throughout this series I’ve applied the title of  “dark sentiment” to a variety of emotions, events, human acts, portrayals, and situations. Tonight we’ll talk about the darkest sentiment of all – True Love. True Love is the darkest of sentiments both because it has the power to motivate those blessed enough to be possessed by […]

RAF 303 Polish Fighter Squadron

| May 3, 2014

Bloody Foreigners is the name of a four part series that aired on British television beginning in 2010. It tells the story of how pivotal events in British history were brought to a successful conclusion in no small part through the efforts of non-British people. The series title alone spoke to me because I am […]

Celebrating the Birth of Perfection

| February 9, 2014

It is always with the greatest of joy that I greet every morning, just because of who I wake up next to, and today marks yet another reason to be both joyful and thankful – the anniversary of my incomparable Wife’s birth! So to you, my Love and most powerful inspiration, there’s this. The happiest of […]