Dog Days – Pepper

| February 26, 2012

Most incidents involving an alleged case of a dog biting a human start out with a few common elements: the dog accused of doing the biting; the dog’s owner. who may or may not be present; the dog’s handler, who may or may not be the dog’s owner, and who likewise may or may not […]

Dog Days – Sarge

| February 25, 2012

As promised, I’m back with the first in a new series – Dog Days. Unlike my annual Dark Sentiments and A Long Winter’s Night segments, Dog Days will run intermittently for as long as it needs to. It will focus on municipal dog control legislation and its impact on the realities of dog ownership, examining […]

Back in the Saddle Again

| February 23, 2012

To quell the panic that’s abroad in the land, I’m here today to assuage your fears that ol’ LFM has thrown in the towel or some such. Not a chance. Mrs. LFM and I have been grappling with the latest iteration of black death, and are now well on the mend. In the mean time, […]

No Snowflake Ever Lands In the Wrong Place

| February 12, 2012

A snowflake forms thousands of feet above the ground and makes its way, riding the many risings and fallings and seemingly random swirling pathways of the wind, to land exactly where it was meant to. In the practice of Zen archery, it is understood that as long as the archer does what is required in […]