The Point of it All

| June 18, 2017

I first met feisty grappler Lukas William Whynacht, second in line to the Chieftainship of Clan LFM, two years ago today, under joyous although more formal and less than relaxing conditions where neither a Man nor his Wife could order a decent drink to toast a bairn’s arrival. It’s also Father’s Day, Goode Reader, as […]

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 […]

Wisdom from the Saga of Kejimkujik

| November 27, 2016

“A Warrior needs a Woman who is powerful, brave, smart, fierce, sensual, creative, and has excellent teeth with which to chew the hide for his moccasins. Most importantly, one who does not do this out of menial obligation but because, knowing she is the finest thing in his world, determines to ensure that everything else […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 19: Hotrod Bristle

| October 19, 2016

Hotrod Bristle was inspired by the song Hotrod Lincoln, recently brought to mind by something revealed to me by the Esteemed Jay Heathman, which makes it partially his fault. The remaining share of the inspiration lies with the Woman I’m wed to, and the picture above that’s making the rounds right now, about which she […]

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 9: A Little Diversion

| October 9, 2016

All thematic threads be damned, let’s take a little side road, shall we? Believe me, you won’t be disappointed. In the past year, we’ve found Canadian singer-song writer Lindi Ortega. If you’ve never heard of her, then prepare to be delightfully educated. She’s been described as “country’s most delectable vixen”, “not-quite-saintly”, and having a voice […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 6: Forbidden Reading

| October 6, 2016

The 1953 Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451 is set in a totalitarian future version of our world. Inspired by a combination of his love of libraries, and his coming to know in his formative years that Adolf Hitler was burning books (in concert with incarcerating and murdering intellectuals), the book tells how at first, only […]

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 […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 2: The Life of Death

| October 2, 2016

“True Love is the darkest of sentiments both because it has the power to motivate those blessed enough to be possessed by it to the performance of feats that are incomprehensible to the great unwashed, and because, in its truest form, it does not exist to most of the world. In that, it is truly […]

A Proud Father Speaks

| September 3, 2016

The largest of our Small Fierce Mammals, Viktor, is three years old as of 02:10 Atlantic Daylight Time today. Tall for his age, smart, charming, witty, straight of stance and sound of limb, he’s developed a pattern of behaviour with his female contemporaries that is a wonder to behold. Released into any social setting that […]