Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 5: Choral Sex

| October 5, 2022

Choral Sex (An irreverently offensive ditty) By LFM The parish priest in Port LeHoon Was sent away to face the tune. He’s now behind strong prison locks For methods most unorthodox. What caused the stir that did him in Was how his flock confessed their sin. At center of the sordid story We’ll find a […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 4: Why Should Drag Queens Have a Monopoly on Story Hour?

| October 4, 2022

If you’ve been paying attention, use the public library, or have children in school, you will have somewhere, somehow, heard of Drag Queen Story Hour. “It’s just what it sounds like! Storytellers using the art of drag to read books to kids in libraries, schools, and bookstores. “DQSH captures the imagination and play of the […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 3: The Cataclysm

| October 3, 2022

Call it the Rapture. The Great Tribulation. The culmination of the End Times. The Final Conniption. Judgement Day. For when the Christian God calls His faithful home and Jesus comes again, believers of assorted stripes share some variant of one of these moments of truth. No more one sinner at a time, take a number, […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 1: Seize the Day!

| October 1, 2022

(Mrs. LFM photo – Click to enlarge) ~ Trails ~ (excerpt) One trail may run both smooth and straight, Through vistas wide and clear, So most may choose that one before The branch that’s dark and drear. The one that weaves through gnarly woods, ‘Cross rivers needing fording, With promise of adventure laced And evils […]

Tiers for Fears — Chapter the Second: Foundations

| September 18, 2022

Word to the Wise By LFM “Beware of the man who shoots only one gun,” Speaks to marksmanship Able and True. But as words to the wise, The same Wisdom applies To whatever endeavour you do. For whatever the task, or what Nature would ask, You will need skill and tools to get through it, […]

Tiers for Fears — Chapter the First

| September 5, 2022

“The animal called Man, like all others, represents a temporary pinnacle of evolutionary development aimed at filling a niche deemed by Nature to be necessary. The paths to individual fulfillment will vary as individuals vary – in their abilities, aptitudes, and level of understanding. All Nature’s creatures must continually face a fluctuating set of environmental […]

Milo — Last of the Old Pack

| August 31, 2022

Mrs. LFM and I first met Milo at the SHAID (Shelter for Helpless Animals In Distress) Animal Shelter in February 2007 where even before being taken in to see him I was specifically told straight away at index finger point that, “He won’t like you,” the implication being he harboured an ingrained dislike of men. […]

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 […]

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 […]