The Blackberry Wine Project

| September 25, 2011

Mrs. LFM and I live in the midst of plenty, all of it provided by Nature and requiring only the investment of time, effort, and gratitude to enjoy. An example of what I’m talking about is the succulent Blackberry that grows in abundance at our place. I decided this past spring to pursue a couple […]

How Tragically Refreshing!

| September 22, 2011

In my 2 June 2010 article titled Contemplations on a Really Bad Idea, I talked about the abysmally stupid practice of “trail running” and its singular ability to enhance a practitioner’s likelihood of being assaulted by wildlife. If you haven’t read it, please do before going further. This morning, thanks to my friend Jim Keating, […]

Jeepers Creepers Hits Store Shelves

| September 20, 2011

Back in October 2008, I finished reading a book titled The Big Book of Canadian Ghost Stories by acclaimed writer and story collector John Robert Colombo. At the end I found a note from the author that invited readers to submit stories of their own experience with the supernatural for possible inclusion in a future […]

Test Driving Our Kelly Kettle

| September 13, 2011

There’s a saying I heard about 30 years ago uttered by a seasoned hunting guide who was describing the way inexperienced “woodsmen” build camp fires – “White man build big fire, sit far away. Indian build small fire, sit up close.” He was talking about inefficient use of resources, and today I want to sing […]

11 September 2001 Changed My Life Forever

| September 11, 2011

In every war in every era, the lives of some have been ending violently at the same time those of others have been blossoming. Such is the way of things. In Lunenburg, the morning of 11 September 2001 dawned foggy enough to obscure the coffee cup in front of your face. Nothing surprising for late […]

Never a Dull Moment

| September 10, 2011

As an outdoorsy, self-reliant guy, I carry and use knives daily. In my personal and professional life – which being self employed tends to be the same thing most of the time – it’s a rarity for me not to find reason to use the pliers, Phillips screwdriver, and one or both blades on my […]

I Love Her

| September 3, 2011

Yesterday, Mrs. LFM posted this announcement: A decade ago, after many hours of in-depth, personal, soul-baring conversations, a smart, sexy, hysterically hilarious man named Randy grabbed me and kissed me, changing the course of my life forever. Happy 10 years baby! I love you ! My Love said a mouthful there, and the day I […]