Mind Games

| February 22, 2013

Last evening Mrs. LFM and I watched the most recent episode of Supernatural. There was a scene in a private club for witches, and as the camera followed our stars through a room, it passed over a well turned out couple who were engaged in a game of chess using only their minds to move […]

Joy in Winter

| February 21, 2013

By now it should be well known that I hold Crows and Ravens in the highest regard. They’ve inspired me more than a few times, and hold every promise, as with any Esteemed Friend, of continuing to do so. I have stood enthralled in the teeth of gale force winds, watching Crows swoop, spin, tuck […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – A Dose of Reality

| February 20, 2013

The search for the 13.5 meter (44 foot) fishing boat Miss Ally and her crew of five young Nova Scotia fishermen began last Sunday night when the Rescue Coordination Centre began receiving signals from the vessel’s emergency locator beacon (ELB). Designed to activate on immersion in salt water, the ELB signals from Miss Ally showed […]

This Just In

| February 19, 2013

The tireless research team at the LFM Institute have just announced their findings in the matter of the unprecedented resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. They hasten to add that they name it unprecedented because exhaustive – even Herculean efforts – have proven that there is no prior record of Pope Benedict XVI ever having previously […]

Halifax – This Has to Stop

| February 17, 2013

“Never go to clubs with metal detectors. Sure it feels safe inside. But what about all those niggas waiting outside with guns? They know you ain’t got one.” ~ Chris Rock Chris Rock uses the word “nigga” the way I use GU (Great Unwashed). All considerations of race, social status, or job description notwithstanding, an […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – Clarity

| February 13, 2013

In last week’s edition of Worldly Wisdom Wednesday, I spoke of the The True Arte of Intelligent Discourse, and identified it as but a subset of the larger Discipline called Manners. Moving forward from there, let’s dig a little deeper. Why are Manners important? Because they garner approval from society, as well as from individual […]

Celebrating a Force of Nature, and the Impending Birth of Another

| February 9, 2013

Last year I published a poem here in celebration of Mrs. LFM’s birthday. Today we celebrate another, and if you’ve read what I put here yesterday, you’ll know this to be an unusually special one. Today as a blizzard swirls around us, I’m building on the foundation of last year with two more verses dedicated […]

Announcement of a Small Fierce Mammal

| February 8, 2013

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of an event for which I will be forever thankful to the Universe – the birth of my Beloved Diana, half a world away in Poland. Nearly a year ago, I commemorated her birthday with a poem. One of many she’s inspired, and will come to inspire. Yet this year of […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – The True Arte of Intelligent Discourse

| February 6, 2013

She taught me the art of conversation. How to listen, and how to appropriately respond. She taught me of social rank, and how one must be deserving of it. Of discretion in all things. I learned the importance of a cup of tea, and that it must never be refused if matters of any size […]

Forsooth, Is’t Better to be Shot or Stabbed? THAT is the Question!

| February 4, 2013

The blade strikes more primal fear into the hearts of men than the bullet. Possibly this is because few people have ever been shot, but sooner or later everyone will cut themselves to a greater or lesser degree. Thus there is a clearer understanding of just how bad things can get when the blade is […]