The Grand Old Duke of York (He Had Ten Thousand Men)

| January 21, 2017

Denying the claims a Buckingham Palace spokesman told us, “All allegations in this matter are false, and records will clearly show these men were neither up nor down.” Last year I shared an article to Facebook titled Duke of York strenuously denies he had ten thousand men, and the sharing caused no small amount of […]

A Long Winter’s Night 2016 – Day 11: Ode to Twenty Sixteen

| December 31, 2016

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state for Commonwealth nations, including Canada, and now at 90, well past the finish line in the race for longest lived and still reigning British monarch (Queen Victoria died at 81). Now, at the end of this year of death and dishevelment, there is something that […]

A Long Winter’s Night 2016 – Day 9: Offspring

| December 29, 2016

Study of life reveals how powerfully energetic it is, and how it comes with its own sort of momentum. In raising a child, from the moment of birth the child’s life energy, bestowed by its parents, is literally a force of Nature. This force grows as the child grows, and as physicality outstrips understanding, will […]

A Long Winter’s Night 2016 – Day 7: Ice Capades

| December 27, 2016

“There’s an old joke about a Boy Scout who, one bright Saturday morning, puts on his uniform and declares to his Mother that he’s off to do good deeds all day long. When he returns a few hours later, with a black eye and looking like he just escaped from a dude ranch by being […]

A Long Winter’s Night 2016 – Day 5: A Toast to the Day

| December 25, 2016

As you might expect, the LFM Household is somewhat engaged today, but not so much as to stop me from reminding you of this snippet of wisdom from the lips of Major Sidney Freedman, sporadically appearing psychiatrist to the 4077th MASH. According to my late Mother, this was a popular toast for any time of […]

You Rascal You

| November 6, 2016

Last Thursday, in response to our recent Dark Sentiments piece titled Exit Music, we were honoured by a quite literally heartfelt comment from trusty LFM reader Julian: “Only tonight have I seen this and the irony is rich and deep. I have suffered the early stages of another heart attack during the night; and a […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 25: The Godlike Overview

| October 25, 2016

God, Santa Claus, Krampus — only a few of the omniscient powers watching over us all. But what if things were a little more interactive so we didn’t have to wait for death or Christmas to discover how things are going to turn out? The Gunfighter knows …

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 24: Good Night Sweet Prince

| October 24, 2016

“Of no surprise to my readers will be the disclosure that my brand of humour veers sharply toward the dark side. My dance card of funeral attendance over the years includes both my parents, four uncles and one aunt, an assortment of friends and the parents of others, and that’s just the humans. If memory […]

Dark Sentiments Season 7 – Day 20: Up the Back Passage

| October 20, 2016

Inspired by a narrow channel of water that separates a local island from the mainland, and that is subject to remarkable reversals in current that may catch the traveller unawares, The Back Passage is a tragedy of sorts. As one more point of note, the actual Back Passage does lead to a Distinguishing Point, even […]

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 […]