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. […]

The Right Tool

| June 4, 2023

The current news abounds with dramatic images of intrepid firefighters on the ground and water bombers in the air, attacking forest fires around the world. Here in Nova Scotia, the drama is centered near the capital city of Halifax, and near the southwestern town of Shelburne. With the weather having turned cool and wet in […]


| February 17, 2020

  On the day I graduated from high school in 1975, my plans for postsecondary education were directed toward a career in Aerospace Engineering. It would be four years before I came to realize how the end of hostilities in a conflict half a world away had changed all that before it even left the […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2019 Edition Day 5: The Shepherd

| December 26, 2019

The story you are about to hear was written by Frederick Forsyth as a Christmas gift for his Wife Carrie who wanted a ghost story. A former RAF pilot himself, the dutiful Husband veered wide of the usual terrestrial hauntings and delivered what you will hear tonight. The Shepherd is set on the Christmas Eve […]

Lest We Forget — Of Death and Doodlebugs

| November 3, 2018

This picture has been all over the internet lately, purported to be a photo of a Spitfire about to tumble a Vergeltungswaffe 1 (Vengeance Weapon 1), AKA V1, AKA Buzz Bomb, AKA Doodlebug. While it is a perfect depiction of a manoeuvre performed by RAF pilots during those dark times when the V1 “buzz bomb” […]

Raise Your Glass, Aim Your Rifles High

| April 9, 2017

At 05:30 hours a century ago this very day, four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force launched an action that in four days accomplished an objective British and French forces had spent years and thousands of lives failing at. By 12 April 1917, the impregnable German stronghold of Vimy Ridge was in Allied hands. Before […]

Canada Day 2014

| July 1, 2014

Today is Canada Day here in the Great White North, and as such offers me yet another opportunity to educate the world in the history of the nation. I’m even more inspired to invoke the Truth because this year marks Mrs. LFM’s induction as a Canadian citizen, and my exposure to the government supplied knowledge […]

Lest We Forget – Poland 1939

| November 11, 2010

Peace, n. In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary As a student of military history I have long been aware of the German shenanigans with respect to Poland that finally dragged British Prime Minister Nevil Chamberlain kicking and screaming into a declaration of war […]

Lest We Forget – Family Ties

| November 11, 2010

“I will not stand for trivializing the sacrifices made by those who fought and often died or worse so I can sit hear speaking the truth as I see it, and to my mind the title of “Hero” is thrown around entirely too easily these days. There are times and situations in history that few […]

Some Magickal Things Can Only Happen on Hallowe’en

| November 1, 2010

Yesterday, Mrs. LFM was able to capture an amazing phenomenon – that with his magick ball in his teeth, our dog Milo can fly!