Dark Sentiments Season 10 — Day 14: The Last Bottle of Whiskey on Earth

| October 14, 2019

Tonight’s Dark Sentiment takes is on another detour down a dusty side road of post Apocalyptic film making. We Sit, We Drink, No Guns is a 2015 short film that has done rather well for itself winning awards, not surprisingly a slew of “best of’s” from Scotland where, understandably, the last dram ever can be […]

Dark Sentiments Season 10 — Day 13: Weep Not for the Willfully Blind

| October 13, 2019

“Man is the ultimate apex predator by design, and our footprint upon the world bears this out without question. Yet the Human brain, with all of its baggage, regards the world no differently now than it did when riding astride the skull of our cave dwelling, fire building, flint knapping ancestors.” ~ Dark Sentiments Season […]

Dark Sentiments Season 10 — Day 12: Predator and Prey

| October 12, 2019

I am the mirror the kitten doesn’t see As it stalks the other. Its efforts exhausted in reaction To only what it, itself, has done. I am the dream that makes real all that you see in me, And I remain unseen As you believe in the lies you tell yourself, Absent thought. ~ I […]

Dark Sentiments Season 10 — Day 11: Perennial Weeds

| October 11, 2019

“A label can be a physical object that, when applied to another object, conveys important information about it. What it’s made of, how to use it, how long it may be kept, and the best means of storage before use or consumption. Things like that. These sorts of labels abound in today’s world and are […]

Dark Sentiments Season 10 — Day 10: After the Apocalypse

| October 10, 2019

In keeping with the spirit of this season of Dark Sentiments, enlivened by the general air of gloom and doom casting its shadow across the land, we’ll be taking forays into an ever so special genre straddling science fiction and horror. I’m speaking, of course, of the post-apocalyptic tale, and this will be the first […]

Dark Sentiments Season 10 — Day 9: Wetiko

| October 9, 2019

I have come to know that my Esteemed Friend Master At Arms James Keating and I are joined at the spiritual hip, and so it came as no surprise when late last August he emailed me some articles on the Wetiko. If you come here often enough, you will know that I have previously written […]

Dark Sentiments Season 10 — Day 8: The Box

| October 8, 2019

“About 15 years ago a multinational company purchased an old cement plant near my place and started to incinerate dangerous waste. One day, when the smell of burning tires and plastic was particularly bad, I joined a local group of ecological activists. “We fought the cement plant and corrupt government officials for many years and […]

Dark Sentiments Season 10 — Day 7: You Wouldn’t Know the End of the World if it Bit You in the Ass

| October 7, 2019

“In truth, most people really don’t understand the burden of responsibility they carry for their own safety and survival, and the commonalities that link every threat to life and limb. In truth, most people have accepted the idea that no matter what happens, all you need do is call “Them” and “They’ll” take care of […]

Dark Sentiments Season 10 — Day 6: 1500 Words to Live

| October 6, 2019

“‘That’s a great deal to make one word mean,’ Alice said in a thoughtful tone. “‘When I make a word do a lot of work like that,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘I always pay it extra.’ “‘Oh!’ said Alice. She was too much puzzled to make any other remark. “‘Ah, you should see ’em come round […]

Dark Sentiments Season 10 — Day 5: A Tipple With Death

| October 5, 2019

A Tipple With Death By LFM Death came to call on a neighbour last night, One I never knew well past a nod and a wave, That she drove her wee car just a little too fast, And a widow, her husband three years in the grave. I thought, it’s a while since we shared […]