Musings Upon My Natal Day

| April 23, 2015

Springtime is a season of many and varying complexions here in Nova Scotia, and one of the many reasons affecting all the seasons leading us to often remark that if you don’t find the weather to your liking, just wait a few minutes. Because of this, choosing one’s attire for the day is slightly complicated […]

On This Day – Stephen F. Kaufman

| April 22, 2015

A year ago today, I wrote of a Man’s birthday, and how its occurrence at once delighted his Friends and dismayed his enemies as that of any True Man will. Well Goode Reader, I invite you to revisit that piece, placed here in honour of our Esteemed Friend Stephen F. Kaufman, and ask that you […]

Take the Fight to the Enemy

| April 19, 2015

For those of you who aren’t privy to the machinations of Canadian politics, our government is attempting to push through a piece of legislation that is widely held by the thinking population, including us LFMs, as a dangerous and intolerable assault on the rights and freedoms of Canadians, all presented as another one of those […]

Stupid Is as Stupid Sees

| April 18, 2015

It’s said that you must never suggest to a woman that she might be pregnant unless there is a baby coming out of her at that very moment. In a similar fashion, I would advise that while survival demands recognition of the potential defensive and offensive use of any object, however mundane, as a weapon […]

Yeah, He Did

| April 13, 2015

We all know that children naturally imitate adults, and how important it is to make sure that whatever it is your kid sees you doing, it’s something you can safely shape into play that’s gauged to their present level of understanding. There comes a time when the child’s development imparts the ability to grasp that […]

The Knife – Always in Style if not Always in Play

| April 12, 2015

I recently came across an article published a couple days ago on a Gizmodo blog called Indefinitly Wild, and more specifically, one by Wes Siler titled What Knives You Can Carry Where In The United States. I don’t live in the United States, but notwithstanding that I found it to be a pretty good article […]

Th’ Nicht We Shite th’ Bath

| April 10, 2015

Taking me back to my earlier piece called Great Pith an’ Moment, today’s poem was also inspired by actual events that played out in their dark drama only the nicht … eh night … before last. While this sort of thing has been anticipated for quite a spell, it has only just happened, to a […]

The Knight Errant

| April 3, 2015

“The Knight Errant is a large painting in which the figures are almost life size. When shown at the Royal Academy in 1870, it was accompanied by a text of Millais’s own invention which was printed in the exhibition catalogue: ‘The order of Knights errant was instituted to protect widows and orphans, and to succour […]

Deep Thoughts

| April 2, 2015

“For my own part, I’ve been around long enough to know the Winter just past as the normalcy of my childhood, when we kids were playing “king of the castle” flinging snowballs in defence of battlements built atop the lofty snowbanks thrown up by the plough that cleared the school parking lot, and this all […]