Nature in the Raw

| April 29, 2011

Being married to an avid wildlife photographer means few moments are lost only to be recalled from memory. A few years ago we were driving the shore road near Corkum’s Island, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia when we spotted a Blue Heron that had just scored itself an eel. What follows is a sequence from that […]

Another Dose of Reality from Mother Nature

| April 27, 2011

“Nature pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.” ~  Unknown Not to be outdone by the mammals in my 17 March 2011 post titled Reality Check, the arthropod world has some surprises of its own. Thanks to Ahmet Ozkan who created and posted the original video viewable by clicking […]

A Soul Filling Weekend

| April 26, 2011

My birthday fell on this past Saturday and, as is traditional, Mrs. LFM and I went hiking. This year’s stomping grounds was Kejimkujik National Park, an incredible expanse of lakes, rivers, and forests that is of special significance to Mrs. LFM and me, and was the place in which the ceremonies spoken of in my […]

Observations and Commentary on the New Reality

| April 25, 2011

If you missed my earlier articles inspired by the radioactive bag of shit we’re all holding courtesy of the nuclear power industry in general and Japan in particular, check out Mental Fallout From a Nuclear Clusterfuck, Bullshit Alert – Since 11 March 2011, If You’ve Ever Even Heard of Japan, You’ve Been Exposed, Radiation – […]

Essential Knife Skills

| April 21, 2011

If you spend any time here, you’ll know that Mrs. LFM and I enjoy good food and drink, and for us, cooking is a passion. Speaking for myself though, I enjoy cooking most when it involves knife work. It’s said that a much handled tool takes on the soul of its master. There’s a truth […]

A Call To Arms! – Breed Specific Legislation is a Crime

| April 18, 2011

In the wake of a recent, heavily publicized case involving a woman who was mauled by an alleged “Pit Bull Type Dog”; publicity I might add that fails to adequately explain why the woman entered the residence containing the dog, in the owner’s absence, in the first place; the cry has once again been raised […]

To Be Or Not To Be

A Guest Post By Eric E. Noeldechen

| April 17, 2011

Editor’s Note: Not unlike my own self, my esteemed friend Eric Noeldechen takes an old school approach to the basics of life. At the end of the day, while new tools may come along, the basics never change, which is why they are called “basics”. Eric is a husband, father, Scout Leader, craftsman of fine […]

Of Apples and Oranges

| April 13, 2011

“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather The multitudinous seas incarnadine, Making the green one red.” ~ William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 2.2 “Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.” ~ Francis Claud Cockburn Yesterday, the clusterfuck at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear reactor site was […]

Lighting Fire With Grapefruit – Too Cool Not To Share

| April 11, 2011

YouTube is a cornucopaea of tutorials, and just as a picture speaks a thousand words, watching somebody do a thing beats reading about it pretty much every time. My interest in bushcraft combined with my propensity for serendipity led me the subject of today’s post and, while it’s not about a skill exactly, it presents […]