| April 29, 2012

A long time ago, I had a brief and exceedingly primal relationship with the Deer that is the inspiration for this poem. In brief, I had come to kill him but, at the moment we met for the first and only time, he made a compelling argument to the effect that he had more pressing […]

A Birthday Poem for Alyssa

| April 19, 2012

Our niece Alyssa – otherwise known as Niece LFM – turned three today. Mrs. LFM and I just got back from celebrating the event. First time on a trampoline for either of us, and I can honestly say that I found it endlessly entertaining once I mastered the rhythm and technique required to repeatedly catapult […]

Facebook: Rules of Engagement

| April 15, 2012

Mrs. LFM and I first opened Facebook accounts in 2007. In that time we’ve watched the site evolve and reveal itself, collecting some observations along the way that a lot of what’s been written about so called “social networking websites” in general, and Facebook in particular, never seem to fully grasp. In fact, I am […]

Crime Scene Man

| April 8, 2012

In an article published here back on 3 October 2010, I mentioned a friend of mine who is a crime scene investigator for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He’s a crusty bugger, and has been as long as I’ve known him, but as far as I’m concerned that’s part of his charm. For some reason, […]