Fried Chicken and Potato Salad — A Welcoming Word From Your Host

| March 12, 2022

The title of today’s offering refers to the signature dish common to meals served here when subjects of a certain gravity are up for discussion. Prepared as only Mrs. LFM can from exclusively dark meat, and set before the invited few in a spirit not unlike the peaches doled out at town meetings hosted by […]

Hue and Cry

| February 13, 2022

“As I have watched Justin Trudeau flummox his way through his time as Prime Minister of Canada, now highlighted by his leadership of the government in the face of the current pandemic crisis, he has done nothing to change my impression of him as a creature of pure ego and ideology, at least insofar as […]

Life Imitating Art in the Time of COVID

| February 5, 2022

Speaking for myself, the older I get, the more often I run into events and situations that get me thinking along the metaphorical lines of, “I’ve seen this movie before.” Unless you’ve since decided to dig the proverbial hole that’s to crawl into and pull in behind, you’ll know that the past days of building […]

The Illusion of Truth — Did You Fail Math or is Math Failing You?: Part 1 of 2

| February 3, 2022

“I will posit that after two years, anything Truly worthwhile to society should by now be sufficiently self-evident as to not require daily doses of contradictory news coverage, blatant falsehoods, shameless fear mongering, dutiful repetition of a narrative long since grown unsupported by observed evidence, and creation of a two-tier society to sell it, but […]

No Bunker For You

| January 22, 2022

Dotted across the world, relics of the Cold War, are edifices deeply delved wherein would shelter members of governments whose mishandling of events had brought their nations to the brink, and thence across the threshold of nuclear Armageddon. Built in the belief that they and their failed leadership would still have value when the radioactive […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2021 Edition, Day 1

| December 21, 2021

“… Winter will bring challenges at the end of which the result will lie on a spectrum ranging from the greatest of joys to the gravest of sorrows, and in this it stands as no different from any other aspect of life but for bearing a greater degree of urgency and inexorable deadliness in the […]

Troubleshooting 102 — The (Semi) Final Exam

| December 12, 2021

“While I can identify broader causes for the problems we’ve looked at today, they are, I believe, irrelevant to the problem under discussion for which the resolution will only be found when thinking on the pandemic becomes less linear and more systems oriented, something highlighted when the CBC article says of Dr. Croskerry, ‘He expects […]

Troubleshooting 101

| November 28, 2021

“There’s an old saying — “Safe as houses” — usually spoken in reference to situations that were anything but safe, but not always. There have forever been people who lived their lives in a wide eyed and blissful belief there can be some place where pain and death won’t find you. “Enter the “safe space” […]

Dark Sentiments Season 12 — Day 3: Bloodletting

| October 15, 2021

Tonight’s Dark Sentiment is dedicated to one who I once long observed habituating himself to a toxic level of self-entitlement until circumstances unconnected with near-death experiences reined him in. Notwithstanding what put the brakes on, I also observed that he never knew how close he came. Bloodletting By LFM No tick to show intended harm, […]

Dark Sentiments Season 12 — Day 1: Another Gathering

| October 1, 2021

Welcome back Goode Survivor to this, our dozenth season of Dark Sentiments! As usual, we meet tonight under a cloud of existential uncertainty, and what of it? We all know the ultimate in packing light is to simply bring the best of yourself, and besides, isn’t this what we’ve been preparing and training ourselves for […]