Storm Warning – Dark Sentiments 2012 Premieres Tomorrow

| September 30, 2012

The sky is grey, the moon is full, and Dark Sentiments returns tomorrow for a third season as dark as six feet up a Moose’s ass. In case you’ve never experienced it, take a walk on the wild side with this retrospective from the past two seasons. The intro to the inaugural season of Dark […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – Tools

| September 26, 2012

“Man has a large and highly adaptive brain – nearly as smart as a Crow – along with this pesky opposable thumb – one on each side unless you’ve gone through life being called “Lefty”. We Man critters can imagine and build solutions to problems that Nature didn’t give us the speed, wings, teeth, fur, […]

Useful Waste Reversal

| September 23, 2012

I recently encountered this idea on one of the forums I frequent – rugged, sealed, screw top containers for carrying a small supply of pain killers, anti-allergy meds, or whatever; built out of a single plastic bottle and two bottle caps. The originator of this idea employed a sealant for waterproofing but that didn’t sit […]

Sunday Brunch Pre-Warning

| September 22, 2012

Getting the most out of life demands an adventurous spirit, decisiveness of action, willingness to experiment, and the ability to recognize the line that marks the place where only stupid lives. This applies to every area of human endeavour, finding its most profound expression in the realms of food, drink, and sex. I’ve said before, […]

A Thursday Debrief of Yesterday’s WWW

| September 20, 2012

“… humans are predisposed to seek two things – community, and a comfortably identifiable social position within the community.” ~ Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – Archaic Revival Today I’d like to present a little gem that serendipitously hit me in the ear while I was on the road yesterday. This interview with writer, humourist, and ethicist […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – Archaic Revival

| September 19, 2012

Last week we talked about what Gandhi called “swadeshi“. If you haven’t read that article before this one, go do it now. We’ll wait. Gandhi proposed a veering away from the British model of centralized control of resources and industrialized production power in favour of localized, self-sufficient community based government and production of necessary commodities […]

The Noble Experiment

| September 15, 2012

No, I’m not referring to prohibition. I speak of an experiment in that most fundamental of transactions – Barter. Barter that, best of all, involves bacon as the basic medium of exchange. Josh Sankey is on a mission. According to his website – – that mission is this: I need your help. I’m driving […]

I’ve Been Dared

| September 13, 2012

Surfing one of the bushcraft forums I frequent, I came upon a thread titled, “Half cock not working”. Even sight unseen I consider that sad on a number of levels. Mrs. LFM’s reaction was, “I guess that’s a slight improvement on full cock not working….?” Well, my Esteemed Friend Laurie Lacey learned of all this […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – The Word of the Day is “Swadeshi”

| September 12, 2012

“Its a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – A Return to First Principles

| September 5, 2012

“And does this mean the end of all Mankind? I sincerely doubt it, because a state of balance and harmony is not found by living in a continuous state of discord with Nature. In our work with troubled Dogs, Mrs. LFM and I must seek to restore and cultivate the Way of the Wild as […]