Weihnachtsjäger School of Charm — Let’s Talk About Manners

| January 21, 2024

Previously from Weihnachtsjäger School of Charm: Introductory Pontification Getting Your Head Right Today’s Lesson Timely Advice is Never Too Late By LFM Your use to the World comes from skills that you have, And the things that you know how to do. Some come by Nature, while others are learned, Adding Value to all that […]

Weihnachtsjäger School of Charm — Getting Your Head Right

| January 7, 2024

Previously from Weihnachtsjäger Charm School: Introductory Pontification Today’s Lesson “Think of your death now. It is at arm’s length. It may tap you any moment, so really you have no time for crappy thoughts and moods. None of us have time for that. The only thing that counts is action, acting instead of talking. “Our […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2023 Edition, Day 3

| December 23, 2023

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” ~ L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between The line quoted above simultaneously introduces L. P. Hartley’s tale relating hard-won lessons of youth, and offers a concise package of advice for all who feel a calling to redefine history in a “modern” context. The times, and most […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2023 Edition, Day 2

| December 22, 2023

Having left you last night with a cautionary carol, I feel it only proper you be greeted this evening with an equally and more Hobbesian one. The Golden Rule By LFM Advice comes down from years agone to suit each come what may, Some is tried and tested, but the rest more nay than yea. […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2023 Edition: Day 1

| December 21, 2023

As I write to you this evening Goode Reader, it is to the clamorous accompaniment of the Wild Hunt shredding the very tops of the Hemlocks. Most appropriately timed, for 23:27 Atlantic Time this Midwinter Night marks the moment of our embarkation on yet another pilgrimage upon the steep and slippery slope leading up to […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 23: Prattle

| October 23, 2023

Letting your mouth run on autopilot is as fraught with peril as disengaging what sentience you may possess from the interaction at hand. Notwithstanding that, today’s world abounds with meaningless utterances — prattle — that are offered as an introductory course to the drivel du jour before someone either takes the money for your purchase […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 22: A Little More Death I Think

| October 22, 2023

“There comes a time in the life of every child when the realization arrives that people and animals die, and nothing you feel, say, or do will change it. “Your Parents will die. “Every grownup who matters to you will die. “Your most beloved pets will die. “Everyone you know will die. “You will die. […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 21: And Now a Word From the Lady of the Library

| October 21, 2023

The lovely and ever so eloquent Cinzia Dubois is a PhD student based in Scotland. On YouTube, her nom de guerre is the Lady of the Library where the bill of fare offers “Dark Pages & Eerie Epistles” of the sort that have been a point of LFM enjoyment for many a day. Tonight’s Dark […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 12: In Praise of House Monsters

| October 12, 2023

Monster management has been a thing around here for many a year, leading to such frolics as The Monster Under the Bed, The Watcher at the Window, A Night on the Town, and of course Crime Scene Man, to name a few. Tonight is all about a more symbiotic relationship where some get what they […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 11: A Little Eloquence

| October 11, 2023

“Communication is at its most powerful when all extraneous noise is stripped away. Think on this.” ~ Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – The Way of Communication I have written here extensively of Communication in such lofty treatises as the above quoted The Way of Communication, LFM on Teaching the Child to Swear Well, Education, The True […]