An LFM St. Patrick’s Day Compendium

| March 17, 2017

Today for your edification, I’m offering up a concentrated dose of St. Patrick’s Day goodness gleaned from LFM utterances on St. Patrick’s Days past. Too much goodness to lie forgotten in the archives. It’s been said that God invented whisky so the Irish wouldn’t take over the world. So far it’s worked. I’ve always appreciated […]

We’ll Burn That Bridge When We Come to It

| February 15, 2016

The Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial awaits its verdict, scheduled for 24 March 2016, and the world of polarized politics driven and abetted by social media can’t understand why all this due process crap should even be allowed to stand in the way of a well deserved lynching. This morning over coffee, I read a […]

The Elephant in the Closet Wants Out

| January 13, 2016

Law enforcement officials lost control of the situation in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, according to an internal report by Germany’s national police, the Bundespolizei, obtained by DER SPIEGEL. The author of the report, dated Jan. 4, is a senior official. He writes: “Women, accompanied or not, literally ran a ‘gauntlet’ through masses of heavily […]

Dark Sentiments 2015 – Day 15: Fifty Shades of Grey – I Can’t Masturbate to This

| October 15, 2015

The sudden upswing in popularity of such books as Fifty Shades of Grey is at once unsurprising and inexplicable to me. Unsurprising because the dark side of desire has always had, and always will have its allure, and only leads to a bad end when unstable personalities or Hollywood movie producers become involved. Inexplicable because […]

Election Canada 2015 – Public Opinion Polls: Yes = No

| June 12, 2015

Gildor Inglorion: “That Gandalf should be late, does not bode well. But it is said: ‘Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.’ The choice is yours: to go or wait.” Frodo Baggins: “And it is also said, ‘Go not to the elves for counsel, for they […]

Take the Fight to the Enemy

| April 19, 2015

For those of you who aren’t privy to the machinations of Canadian politics, our government is attempting to push through a piece of legislation that is widely held by the thinking population, including us LFMs, as a dangerous and intolerable assault on the rights and freedoms of Canadians, all presented as another one of those […]

The Cop on the Block

| March 4, 2015

For many years now, it has been with furrowed brow that I have observed the world as it applies to the work of professional law enforcement. My troubled mind comes from having had the extreme privilege of a career that has led me to know and work with a satisfying sample of cops – some […]

It’s Results that Count

| February 22, 2015

The involvement of Canada’s military services in the open warfare that has flourished since the events of 11 September 2001 has led to an unsurprising and historically inevitable outcome: Healthy people are dispatched on the mission. Some come back fine, some die before the end of their tour, while still others come back broken. Wars […]

Friend or Faux?

| February 16, 2015

“Humans, like metals, are malleable, and you can deform a sheet of metal with hammer-blows and then tap it out flat again. But any metallurgist will assure you that the whole sheet has changed, and only melting it down and rolling it again will undo it.” ~ Freedom & Necessity, Steven Brust & Emma Bull […]

A Long Winter’s Night 2014 – Day 9: Revisionist Lobster

| December 29, 2014

The season of Yule, wherever and however it may be observed, is one festooned with traditions, not least of which are those affecting food. My own heritage comes from German and English influences, and since my blessed induction into the Polish fold, the flood gates have truly opened! Celebrations and observances surrounding the Winter Solstice […]