Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – If You Can’t Do It Slow, You Can’t Do It Fast

| April 20, 2016

“A man cannot understand the perfection and imperfections of his chosen art if he cannot see the value in other arts. Following rules only permits development up to a point in technique; to advance further the student and artist must learn and seek other knowledge. It makes sense to study other arts as well as […]

Such a Terrible Job I Have

| April 15, 2016

Plying my trade(s) in rural Nova Scotia exposes me to all manner of ordeals and sights you just can’t unsee. Oh, the panic that can’t be unpanicked! Case in point, the photos that follow taken last week on departure from a client’s premises. I’d say they are located in a typical area of woods and […]

Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – The Word of the Day is “Deliberate”

| April 13, 2016

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the adjective use of the word “deliberate” as: 1 Done consciously and intentionally: ‘a deliberate attempt to provoke conflict’ 2 Careful and unhurried: ‘a conscientious and deliberate worker’ 2.1 Fully considered; not impulsive: ‘a deliberate decision’ In common usage today, the word is most often associated with actions that are […]

Tales from the LFM School of Child Rearing

| April 6, 2016

I write about cannibalism now and then, most commonly revisiting the quaint and rustic social custom in my October annual Dark Sentiments series. As you read what follows, I would remind you that thanks to good old fashioned fairy tales, the subject has already entered the curriculum as taught in our house. SFM #1 went […]

The Fools of April

| April 1, 2016

This poem is born of actual events, and is offered with apologies to those hopefuls among the distaff who may have fallen for it in the past, and feel ill done by at its clear exclusivity to the sensibilities of your male counterparts. Please know, you are not forgotten. Apologies too to Groucho Marx whose […]