In Ferro Veritas — Know Your Place

| June 30, 2024

I would like you to read the following passage, consider if it is something that could be said of you, and if not then whether you need to broaden your horizons by paying more attention: Some of the greatest Teachers I’ve ever had lived under rotting logs, swarmed me out of a half buried and […]

In Ferro Veritas — And Don’t You Forget It

| June 23, 2024

For those of you who don’t recognize the Latin phrase in today’s title, I will point you to my explanatory article A Bit About In Ferro Veritas which was published here more than a decade ago as part of a series that you can peruse by clicking here. Let that stand as an introduction to […]

Force of Nature — A Tale from the Nova Scotia Woods

| May 18, 2024

“The steel is strong and solid providing a clear and imposing shell, while the sand shifts and subtly changes form depending on gravity and the action of the wind.” ~ J. Turner A recent business matter at a far flung corner of the province afforded an opportunity to harness revenue generation in service to immediate […]

When Booty Calls …

| April 28, 2024

This year’s iteration of my natal day, being the annual observance of delight for those who wish me well, and disappointment for those who don’t, fell as always, coincident with St. George’s Day. The tableau above consists of representative physical manifestations of the former. Clockwise from top left: The latest from my Esteemed Friend Stephen […]

Weihnachtsjäger School of Charm — A Sweet Diversion

| February 4, 2024

As I write, we are in the midst of a predicted three day fall of light, drifting snow creating conditions ideal for living exclusively off the avails of Hearth and Home. Never one to regard an equine endowment in the dentition, the exquisite Mrs. LFM (a sweet diversion in her own right) looked out upon […]

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 […]

Motion Pictures … Oh My!

| January 14, 2024

For your delectation today I’m taking you on a walk in the woods while running off at the mouth on an assortment of related topics from preparedness to garniture, how not to die of the shits, wardrobe, and do please try to be a part of the solution instead of the problem?

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 […]

Weihnachtsjäger School of Charm — Introductory Pontification

| January 1, 2024

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu Within the framework of First Principles, Tools are born of Competence. For just as it is rightly said that, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” so must Competence first exist to recognize Necessity so the inventing can begin. Competence further enables evaluation of problems […]

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 […]