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 […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14— Day 10: Asking Permission

| October 10, 2023

With so much of the world pervaded by assorted iterations of Abrahamic religious influence, it gets forgotten that parts of it aren’t — and by that I don’t mean geographic places but fragments as small as individual people. Of those, some pursue non-Abrahamic but nonetheless still recognized paths — Buddhism for example — a disconcerting […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 9: Harvest Moon

| October 9, 2023

“… let not us that are squires of the night’s body be called thieves of the day’s beauty. Let us be Diana’s foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon, and let men say we be men of good government, being governed, as the sea is, by our noble and chaste mistress the moon, […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 8: Bad Behaviour is Known By Its Outcomes, Even If Not Its Perpetrator (Part 2 of 2)

| October 8, 2023

“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 14 — Day 7: Bad Behaviour is Known By Its Outcomes, Even If Not Its Perpetrator (Part 1 of 2)

| October 7, 2023

“To be Truly prepared to Live in the world is to understand and accept complete exposure to it in all its manifestations. No species in Nature, and you may be surprised to learn this includes our own, is naturally predisposed to ‘master’ the elements, nor holds entitlement to live apart from them. Rather, to Thrive […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 3: Létal Morbier

| October 3, 2023

In keeping with Dark Sentiments custom, we will take a slight side route tonight to revel in the fell imaginings of selected world artists. For your viewing pleasure, prepare to regard Létal Morbier, described thus by its creators: A colony of mice regularly performs a mystic ceremony in which a member is chosen to be […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 2: When Words Hold No Meaning

| October 2, 2023

Discussion of any topic demands an agreed upon definition of terms, which is something that has, and seems hell bent on continuing to, become more fraught with every passing day. It’s easier to “win” you see, when you have claimed the right to redefine every word in the dictionary, obviously also including what “win” means. […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 1: Welcome to the End of the World As We Know It

| October 1, 2023

Welcome back oh weary Pilgrim to another season of Dark Sentiments where everything dark is darker yet! As you’ve clearly passed alive, if not unscathed, through the travails that for brevity I will refer to as “since last time”, you have earned your place at the fire we’ve stoked yet again to warm you through […]

A Strange Encounter at the Crossroads

| August 20, 2023

Not a “girl power” story as our meagre age has come to know it. Think of it as, if they squint their eyes, they can imagine she’s a scaled down version of their Mother, and the kind of sister they would have ended up with. A Strange Encounter at the Crossroads By LFM The Spring […]

Fart in a Windstorm

| July 4, 2023

In the throes of the Late Unpleasantness, a lot of ideas floated, and even now never really shot down, could be readily identified as a waste of time and resources by anyone who understood how things work. Today’s case in point is a poetical adaptation of the example I use when confronted with the argument […]