The Muse

| February 24, 2014

As I sit on the edge of this never made bed, Old guitar in my lap, a new tune in my head, There she stands in the doorway just brushing her hair. It’s my beautiful muse in her underwear. ~ The Muse ~ My Esteemed Friend Gary Carbone brought this wondrous ditty to my attention. […]

From the Mouths of Babes

| February 22, 2014

I’ve mentioned my Esteemed Friend and Fellow Fiend Jim Keating more than a few times here, and no doubt will again because he persists in provoking me. His daily updated MAAJAK World (pronounced “MAGIC World”) ezine (MAAJAK = Master At Arms James Albert Keating) has been a daily morning stopping point for me since I […]

Celebrating the Birth of Perfection

| February 9, 2014

It is always with the greatest of joy that I greet every morning, just because of who I wake up next to, and today marks yet another reason to be both joyful and thankful – the anniversary of my incomparable Wife’s birth! So to you, my Love and most powerful inspiration, there’s this. The happiest of […]

Our Kind of Guy!

| February 6, 2014

Yesterday I had the brief, though always delightful, opportunity to converse with Debbie Scottcrnec (click here to read the origin of the name) whose husband Zac has the delightful propensity to buy her sharp pointy things as gifts. Zac follows us here, mostly because of his interest in the Blade Arts and what we have […]

In Ferro Veritas – Swordsmanship Meets Revisionist History

| February 5, 2014

To many a modern fencer, the “weapon” in hand is no weapon at all, but an instrument of athleticism no different and more deserving of noble regard  than a tennis racquet. In discussion with one who openly brings concepts of martial artistry into fencing practice, even accomplished fencers routinely ridicule any such idea as archaic […]

Dreams of Summer Raiding Season

| February 4, 2014

It was Jim Keating who brought this wondrously bloodthirsty ditty to my attention this morning, so thanks to him I’m sharing it with you, including the lyrics so you can sing right along if so inclined. Only 18 years old, New Zealander Lorde (AKA Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor) is hitting ALL the right notes, in […]