Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – Convergence

| November 28, 2012

If you want to be a musician, but the only time you play your instrument, or even think about it, is during your half-hour weekly lesson, you’ll never become a musician.   You have to think about it all the time. Eat it, breathe it, dream it. You practice constantly, even when you have no instrument […]

Jesse Cook & Company + Emma-Lee = MAGIC!!!

| November 24, 2012

Last Sunday evening, Mrs. LFM and I spent some exquisite hours soaking up the perfection that is Jesse Cook and his band of musical magicians, with the added spice of incomparable guest vocalist Emma-Lee. The tour is titled The Blue Guitar Sessions, and the venue was the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium at the Dalhousie Arts Centre […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – Nature’s Rules?

| November 21, 2012

Early in the present century, while Mrs. LFM was finishing her last year of University, we rented an apartment in Halifax near the Dalhousie campus. In the neighbourhood lived a woman who was regularly encountered walking her Dog, off lead, on sidewalks that lay adjacent to busy city streets. The Dog never strayed from being […]

Spotlight on Women in the Field – Kaila Cumings

| November 17, 2012

A hot woman who is also competent in the use of weapons is a mainstay in cinema, and yet when those skills are taken out of the realm of art and inserted into life, it’s often seen as remarkable – even bizarre – by the same people who thought it so wonderful in the movie […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – On Being Whole

| November 14, 2012

Unless you embrace a system of belief that has convinced you otherwise, you will know, or at least suspect, that human existence is made up of three critical components – Mind, Body, and Spirit. Spirit is not the same as soul. I learned this long ago from Dogs, and other fellow creatures that were not […]

Remember

| November 11, 2012

When evil stalks upon the land, I’ll nyther hold nor stay me’ hand, But fight to win a better day, Over the hills and far away. ~ Over the Hills and Far Away, John Tams arrangement ~ At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, in a railway car […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – Death and the Modern Warrior

| November 7, 2012

Earlier this year, on the subject of The Book of Five Rings – The Definitive Interpretation of Musashi’s Classic Book by Stephen F. Kaufman, I wrote – Musashi was perhaps the greatest swordsman who ever lived, and yet it would be a mistake to approach the Book of Five Rings as a guide to learning […]

Advice You Can Sleep On

| November 7, 2012

In addition to the immortal maxim that you must never knowingly sleep with anyone crazier than you are, there’s this to consider. Bed Time By LFM Neither a fight nor a conscience belong in your bed. Ask forgiveness instead of permissions. Eschew deep discussions too near to lights out, And avoid all nocturnal admissions.

Llewellyn’s Wife

| November 4, 2012

In Norse mythology, Hugin (Thought) and Munin (Memory) are two Ravens that serve the God Odin, flying daily over the world and returning to him with the information they’ve gathered. It’s said that Odin was troubled by the prospect that one day, Hugin, Munin, or both might fail to return. According to one translation of […]

Victims

| November 1, 2012

As part of my professional life, I spent 17 years operating and working in the emergency services dispatch centre in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. I designed it, set it up, wrote the policies and procedures manual, selected and trained every person who ever worked there, and by the time I was finally able to get out […]