On this day in 1987

| August 29, 2013

26 years ago today, at the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mother LFM (Izabella) gave birth to Mrs. LFM’s sister Dorothy (AKA Sister LFM). I offer this information in celebration of that occasion, and to set the stage for the picture above, taken by expectant Father Ryszard just before departure for that last […]

A Tale of Two Bints and a Bear

| August 27, 2013

The stupidity of sending out trappers after a bear who did nothing except be a bear is unbelievable. How about – if you’re going into bear country, expect to have a bear encounter. If you can’t handle that, DON’T GO WHERE BEARS LIVE!! And for fuck’s sake, wear something a little more appropriate on your […]

Impaired Driving is Impaired Driving, Forever and Always

| August 19, 2013

“From One Second to the Next,” the rather unlikely film below, came together when AT&T approached the legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog and asked if he would direct a series of short films warning people about the dangers of texting while driving. “What AT&T proposed immediately clicked and connected inside of me,” Herzog told the […]

In Ferro Veritas – Chapter the Fourth

| August 17, 2013

Welcome back dear reader, and may I introduce you to this fourth chapter of In Ferro Veritas! This summer in Nova Scotia has seen an extreme escalation in highway accidents and fatalities therefrom. Along with this has come a constantly fizzling, crackling background noise of daily close calls, and it is a rarity these days for […]

There is Nothing that Pairs With This

| August 16, 2013

The Northeast Italian winery known as Vina Lunardelli is provoking the strongest response from organizations globally for the sale of what it calls “Hitler Wine”. Vina Lunardelli has started selling a product line of wines that feature images of the infamous leader of the Third Reich …. … Vina Lunardelli simply states that they are […]

Father Thomas and the Bear

| August 14, 2013

Father Thomas and the Bear By LFM Father Thomas crossed the sea With righteous blazing soul, In search of heathen sinners, Whose salvation was his goal. A month of sore privation Found him standing on a strand Wherefrom a forest primal Stretched across a trackless land. T’was there he met a people Who were naked, […]

Some Spiritual Commentary for your Sunday Viewing Pleasure

| August 11, 2013

Even though it was done to both of us in infancy, neither Mrs. LFM nor I hold with the practice of baptizing infants into any spiritual affiliation. By extension, this same sentiment applies to anyone else who, for whatever reason, cannot choose for themselves. The fallacies inherent in this sordid and inexcusable practice are beautifully […]

“Fucks” as a Sustainable Resource

| August 4, 2013

“It’s not that people don’t give a fuck; it’s that they don’t broadcast the topics for which fucks are given. Because giving a fuck can often lead to being hurt, fucks are given more cautiously and with lesser fanfare than was the case with the fucks given in previous time periods. The proper current etiquette […]

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

| August 3, 2013

In an overly politicized, polarized world, seething with bullshit and wherein you can’t swing a severed arm without hitting someone who’s selling something, entirely too much credibility and trust is placed in statistics. Statistics have value only within very specific parameters, and for the most part those parameters do not include the broad, sweeping strokes […]