Dark Sentiments Season 9 — Day 31: That’s a Wrap

| October 31, 2018

Well Goode Reader, as we say, it’s been swell but the swelling’s gone down. It’s time for swelling of another sort as tonight marks the 10th anniversary of the blessed Hallowe’en in 2008 when the Whynacht and Kleszczynski Clans merged to build a new dynasty. You should all be grateful we don’t hold with that […]

Dark Sentiments Season 9 — Day 8: Baba Jaga

| October 8, 2018

Most of you will be familiar with the name “Baba Yaga” from the movie John Wick where it’s incorrectly offered as the Russian equivalent of “boogeyman”. As much as we enjoy Keanu Reeves in the title role, if John Wick is your only point of reference in navigating the realm of Slavic mythology, you’re missing […]

Dark Sentiments Season 9 — Day 7: Fallen Art

| October 7, 2018

While brilliant, tonight’s Dark Sentiment isn’t quite so uplifting as yesterday’s. In fact, one might say, quite the opposite for some of its characters. Written and directed by Polish animator, illustrator, and director  Tomasz “Tomek” Baginski, and released in 2005, Fallen Art is set against a backdrop of decrepitude. As described by production firm Platige, […]

Dark Sentiments Season 9 — Day 1: What Ho and Well Met!

| October 1, 2018

“… let not us that are squires of the night’s body be called thieves of the day’s beauty. Let us be Diana’s foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon, and let men say we be men of good government, being governed, as the sea is, by our noble and chaste mistress the moon, […]

Musings on a Birthday, Life, and the Squeezing of Balloons

| September 3, 2018

Goode Reader, I flatter myself in the expectation that my absence here of late may have been noted with some modicum of longing for my return, and should you find yourself in the throes of such paroxysms I cry, fear not! This time of year calls upon my personal, creative, and professional energies on a […]

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 […]