Let’s Tie Up Some Not So Loose Threads – Part 1 of 2

| April 27, 2014

Early on the morning of Wednesday, 23 October 2013, the remains of 62 year old Harley Lawrence were discovered inside a burning bus shelter in Berwick, Nova Scotia; a small town located in the primarily agricultural Annapolis Valley. Harley Lawrence was its only homeless resident, sleeping nightly in the town’s sole bus shelter. Emotionally troubled, […]

If You’re Going to Play, Play. Don’t Play.

| April 22, 2014

Today’s title is taken from the vast body of sage advice that flows from the mind, pen, and lips of Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman; a treasured Friend to whom I have referred here on many occasions, and will again. I invite you to peruse and reflect on these representative pieces from the LFM Archives that […]

Scythe and Sword

| April 12, 2014

Nursie:  “You’re so clever today, you’d better be careful your foot doesn’t fall off!” Queenie: “Is that what happens to people when they have brilliant ideas?” Nursie:  “Oh yes!  My brother had this brilliant idea of cutting his toenails with a scythe, and his foot fell off!” ~ Blackadder the Second ~ If you follow […]

On Literacy

| April 8, 2014

Literacy is a set of skills based upon three legs; one passive, and the other two active. The passive one is Reading. It requires no output on the part of the participant, necessitating only the ability to comprehend the written word. The two active legs of the Literacy tripod are: Writing; and Speaking. Now, when […]