Howler

| April 20, 2017

On Day 18 of last season’s Dark Sentiments, I spoke of Dan O’Brien, Esq., and his film project based on the legend of the Dagger Woods Howler, a still from which appears at the top of this piece. Dan found me through my previous writings on the subject, and has since done me the honour […]

The Goode Fyght — Chapter the First

| April 2, 2017

Welcome, weary traveller, to this first chapter of The Goode Fyght. We live in a “polarized” world. All the talking heads say so. Any nitwit who’s ever changed the batteries in a remote control knows the dangers inherent in ignoring the rules of polarity, for one does so at peril of being forever cursed to […]

Dark Sentiments 2015 – Day 1: Never Tenderized but Better Seasoned

| October 1, 2015

  So you’ve come back Goode Readers. Welcome, and may I say that it’s nice to see your faces again, even as I note more than a few of you are a little more scarred and worn about the chassis than this time last year. Ah well; you’re still above the sod, and time wounds […]

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 […]

Leaders and Leadership – Chapter the First

| January 3, 2015

The expulsion of evils, from being occasional, tends to become periodic. It comes to be thought desirable to have a general riddance of evil spirits at fixed times, usually once a year, in order that the people may make a fresh start in life, freed from all the malignant influences which have been long accumulating […]

A Long Winter’s Night 2014 – Day 1: All is Not Lost

| December 21, 2014

  Lore holds that the Wendigo is a malevolent forest spirit most active in Winter. While, under the right circumstances, it can be seen in its spirit state, it has no corporeal form. It feeds upon human flesh but is impotent to do so without first inhabiting a human host that provides it with the […]

Musings on Camouflage – An Introduction

| November 23, 2014

Speak the word “camouflage”, and the minds of most will immediately turn to things military; but in truth, camouflage has been in use since the first organisms ensured the survival of their kind by evolving means both to passively evade consumption by a higher tier predator, and for predators, to remain undetected by prey until […]

Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 1: Welcome Back

| October 1, 2014

“Welcome, Dear Reader, to yet another season of Dark Sentiments; being our traditional 31 October days of musings, revelations, exposé, poetry, literature, visual arts, and myriad dark expressions of the Human spirit, all chosen from the sort most in the world have spent the past year trying desperately to avoid, or pretend into nonexistence.” ~ […]

Dark Sentiments 2013 – Day 1: A New Beginning

| October 1, 2013

Welcome, Dear Reader, to yet another season of Dark Sentiments; being our traditional 31 October days of musings, revelations, exposé, poetry, literature, visual arts, and myriad dark expressions of the Human spirit, all chosen from the sort most in the world have spent the past year trying desperately to avoid, or pretend into nonexistence. This […]

Al Dente – With Bitey McBighterson

| March 10, 2013

In human reference, “al dente” is a word used to describe a cooked state of food, typically pasta, in which it is still firm when bitten. But to an Australian Cattle Dog, al dente isn’t about food. It’s about everything! To them, it describes a state of mind and a way of being! In the […]