A Strange Turn of Phrase

| March 31, 2014

A Strange Turn of Phrase By LFM If one goes through peril and comes out alive, It seems fair to refer to one’s state as “survived”, But a curious thing is the turning of phrase That equates every death to the Ending of Days. I refer to the way a death notice is written, And […]

Bartender! Pour Me an Ententre, and Make it a Double!

| March 30, 2014

A Startling Discovery By LFM On the path to self-relation, The child discovers mastication. What starts out firm he’ll learn to soften, And from that day, he’ll do it often.

Ode to Thompson’s Natal Day

| March 20, 2014

On this day, Peter Ashley Thompson has succeeded in turning 58 years of age – a thing so singularly amazing that it’s unlikely he’ll ever manage to do it again. To commemorate this occasion, we’re offering this. Ode to Thompson by LFM Peter Thompson’s fifty-eight, Above the sod, don’t call him late, He’s white of […]

Some Seasonal Ditties

| March 17, 2014

It’s another St. Patrick’s Day, and before too much time has elapsed, all the Public Houses in the land will be decanting an assortment of green libations, if they haven’t started already. Whether you imbibe or no, here are a couple of spirited performances from Celtic Woman that you will find hard to put down. […]

Speaking as One Voice to Another …

| March 13, 2014

In my 17 years overseeing operations at Central Dispatch – the emergency communications centre that I established and operated from 1984 to 2001 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – I had regular cause to call in to the RCMP communications centre in Halifax (call sign 416), and speak to the (mostly female) dispatchers there. I have […]