Al Dente – With Bitey McBighterson: Taking the Piss

| August 20, 2016

“Long heralded and now about to become reality, let this stand as official announcement of a new and semi-irregular LFM feature – Al Dente – With Bitey McBighterson! Beginning Saturday, 30 March 2013 and appearing whenever he gives a shit, Bitey will give you his unbridled, well gnawed interpretation of current events. After all, what […]

The Last Englishman

| August 5, 2016

In his comment on Troy Zwicker’s The Sidearm of “Swank Syd” Lawford, published here a few days back, reader Simon Tanner kindly wrote, in part: May I recommend a book called “The Last Englishman”, an autobiography of Lieut-Col.Alfred Daniel Wintle M.C. (lst the Royal Dragoons). c.1968 Copies will be few and far between and most […]

An Election Needs a Soundtrack

| August 3, 2016

As a Canadian bystander witnessing the bizarre train wreck that’s slowly and painfully morphed into what is now supposed to be the really serious part of the 2016 US Presidential Election, I’m reminded of a few things. The first is an article I posted here on 20 January 2013 that highlighted one published to The […]

The Sidearm of “Swanky Syd” Lawford

| August 1, 2016

Introduction by LFM: I first met Troy Zwicker when I joined what was then called the Bridgewater Fencing Club, now the South Shore Duellists, in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, back in the last century. I came to know him as among the most aggressive épée fencers I’ve ever crossed steel with, and it was at that […]