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 […]

Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 24: A Word from Ray Villafane

| October 24, 2014

“‘Darkness’, as it inspires me, isn’t limited to expressions of evil, mayhem, and bad outcomes. Something can also be considered “dark” if it is unknown, misunderstood, or incorrectly interpreted.” ~ The Book of Dark Sentiments The Artistry of Ray Villafane (sample above) and his fellow Artists Andy Bergholtz and Chris Vierra who together form the creative […]

Dark Sentiments 2014 – Day 13: With Deepest Regret

| October 13, 2014

The study of any Martial Way that may lend itself to the harming or killing of another human being both broadens one’s horizons and limits options. I speak of limitations because if you are known to be skilled in empty hand techniques, a blade, or with firearms for example, you will be immediately suspected if […]

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.” ~ […]

Plenty o’ Fish

| September 1, 2014

On one sunny Summer’s day about ten years ago, the bountifully beauteous Mrs. LFM and I were shopping in the Halifax area when we decided a cup of coffee was in order. And so it came to pass that we pulled up in front of a coffee shop in the Bayer’s Lake district, facing the […]

Ode to the Marketplace

| May 8, 2014

This was inspired by a CBC article Mrs. LFM brought to my attention today on the subject of those items of produce most infused with pesticide contamination. Ode to the Marketplace By LFM The money’s spent, the thing is built, It’s time to market, screw the guilt. Though testers, testing, met their ending, Still they […]