Cool, Simple, Healthy, and Tasty

| June 28, 2010

Our kitchen is equipped with a steadily growing library of books about food and drink. Add to that our voracious surfing of blogs and other websites on those subjects and it’s not surprising our diet is as rich and varied as it is. But this article isn’t about anything so grand as a recipe that […]

You’ll Have To Try Harder Than That

| June 28, 2010

I was on a construction site last week. A historic old church in Mahone Bay is undergoing renovations and I was there to inspect the upgrades made to the fire alarm system. One of the structural changes involved the addition of a mezzanine above a portion of the Sunday School hall. Access to the mezzanine […]

“The End of the World” As We Know It

| June 27, 2010

Lately I’ve found it impossible to swing a dead politician without hitting something that refers to the 2012 apocalyptic deadline. Apparently there’s no point in hand wringing over rogue asteroids any more because it’s all pre-determined. If you’re diagnosed tomorrow with a condition that will make your life unbearable in three or four years, forget […]

The Road to Dog Hell is Paved with Human Misconceptions

| June 24, 2010

J. Allen Boone said, “There’s facts about dogs, and then there’s opinions about them. The dogs have the facts, and the humans have the opinions. If you want the facts about the dog, always get them straight from the dog. If you want opinions, get them from humans.” It’s an unfortunate fact that what a […]

Shock Collar Containment Systems for Pets – Not Recommended by the Large Fierce Mammals

| June 18, 2010

Mrs. LFM and I work professionally in the field of dog rehabilitation and dog owner training. It also periodically happens that a dog can no longer remain in its present home and we are called upon to be involved in the re-homing process. Some of these dogs have issues and require rehabilitation before they can […]

I Don’t Smell Oil – Just Bullshit

| June 15, 2010

Writer H. L. Mencken once said, “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.” Those words came to mind as I read the article that appeared on the CBC website this morning titled “Deep Water Oil Drill Record […]

Size Matters

| June 14, 2010

This is a follow-up to my article titled The Best Marinated Herring I’ve Ever Tasted that was posted here back on 4 February 2010. In case you missed it, herring lovers will be pleased to know that the exquisite Solomon Gundy made by Mersey Point Fish Products is now sold at both Sobey’s and Super […]

The Spirit Lives On

| June 12, 2010

As related in my 30 May 2010 article titled Scout Leading Revisited, I was once tapped to fill the post of Publicity Chairman for the Lunenburg District Scouting Commission. Among my duties was the writing of a weekly column that appeared in both the Lunenburg Progress Enterprise and the Bridgewater Bulletin in space generously donated […]

Time Wounds All Heels

| June 11, 2010

I have just received word that a particularly vile enemy of mine, a person I have always detested to a degree I find difficult to put into words, has done me the courtesy of dying. I am happy to report that, by this act, a life that rejoiced in the misery and misfortunes of others […]

Biting Into a New Leaf

| June 6, 2010

A while back Mrs. LFM and I found an interesting canned product, previously unknown to us, in one of the grocery stores we frequent – stuffed vine leaves, a product of Turkey imported and marketed here by Phoenicia Products whose motto is “The Middle East at your reach”. Yesterday while we were in the throes […]