True Story

| May 25, 2011

I told her a ribald joke And I still remember The thud of her upper denture Against the toe of my boot. She peed herself As I passed her teeth back to her On bended knee.

The Hero

| May 19, 2011

This morning with our coffee, Mrs. LFM and I snuggled in bed and finished watching the last half of the season finale of the excellent police drama series Blue Bloods. At the end, Tom Selleck, in the character of New York City Police Commissioner Frank Reagan, recites a quote from Raymond Chandler at the graveside […]

To the Point

| May 16, 2011

“If your anger goes forth, withhold your sword; If your sword goes forth, withhold your anger.” ~ Swordsman’s axiom ~ “Better to do a little well, than a great deal badly.” ~ Socrates ~ In my studies of the Blade Arts I once encountered a Swordsman of the old school. A fencer of international status, […]

The Large Fierce Mammal’s Kick Ass Pork Barbecue Sauce

| May 9, 2011

My mother used to do an oven baked version of  “barbecued spare ribs” with a sauce I fell in love with. Introducing it to Mrs. LFM was one of the reasons she fell in love with me, and over the years we’ve  perfected it to where it’s now our signature barbecue sauce whenever pork meets […]