It’s Results that Count

| February 22, 2015

The involvement of Canada’s military services in the open warfare that has flourished since the events of 11 September 2001 has led to an unsurprising and historically inevitable outcome: Healthy people are dispatched on the mission. Some come back fine, some die before the end of their tour, while still others come back broken. Wars […]

The Schooner Courtesan

| February 21, 2015

The Schooner Courtesan (A ribald shanty) By LFM The schooner Courtesan was fast, A spirited ride was she! An’ if ye’d fain be named “a ride”, Well, that’s the kind to be! “Voluptuous” can scarce describe, Nor “pulchritude” befit, The goode ship’s naked figurehead, Both legs wrapped ’round the ‘sprit! Her back was arched, her […]

Friend or Faux?

| February 16, 2015

“Humans, like metals, are malleable, and you can deform a sheet of metal with hammer-blows and then tap it out flat again. But any metallurgist will assure you that the whole sheet has changed, and only melting it down and rolling it again will undo it.” ~ Freedom & Necessity, Steven Brust & Emma Bull […]

Whither I Wentest?

| February 7, 2015

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that I’ve been more than a little sparse in my utterances of late. Let me tell you a little about that. We of the LFM Clan are a healthy and robust lot, descended from a bunch of tough nuts. When we catch a cold or flu, we take the […]