New Year’s Eve Ditties Assorted

| December 31, 2022

It’s all over but the pyrotechnics and we are here at this singular point in what seems customarily and repetitiously perilous times with two bits of rhyme for your edification. I have kept both simple to facilitate ease of consumption notwithstanding the reader’s state of inebriation, and they will remain enshrined here for return visits […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2022 Edition, Day 5

| December 25, 2022

Here at the LFM household, Christmas Day 2022 has spiraled in a whirlwind of delights to a delicious and fragrant crescendo, leaving all concerned teetering on the brink of Glazed Ham fueled oblivion. The best of all this season has to offer to you and yours from the House of LFM, and please accept this […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 24: A Sort of Duel

| October 24, 2022

The concept of Armageddon isn’t an invention of nuclear armed modernity. For those of us whose formative years were incubated in the warmest parts of the Cold War, Armageddon in those days looked like a short, sharp, war not unlike the one so recently ended back then, but that played out not in the span […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 21: Of Thorns and Roses

| October 21, 2022

“The thorn defends the rose, yet it is peaceful and does not seek conflict.” As you will surely know Goode Reader, I make little attempt to keep my appreciation for cold steel and those who deftly wield it any kind of a secret around here. Tonight, please join me in revisiting a representative rhyme from […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 19: … and then we’ll be okay ….

| October 19, 2022

About Exurb1a Exurb1a likes fiction with a metaphysical backbone. He enjoys trying to write that kind of stuff himself. He also runs a subpar YouTube channel of the same name. His words, not mine. We’ve previously met our feature artist only yesterday in Thoughts From Your Deathbed. Tonight we’re going back.

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 18: Melancholia

| October 18, 2022

Money’s like a crop that can Be sown and reaped anon. Time is as a bottled dram, That, once it’s drunk, is gone. ~ Waste Not Your Dram ~ (Excerpt) Pissing your life away and regretting it in your dotage is a recurring theme in both art and life.

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 16: Broken Peach

| October 16, 2022

There hasn’t been enough musicality threading its way through this season and tonight’s Dark Sentiment aims to set that right with the lot of you. “Broken Peach is the Rock&Soul band. Formed early 2009, creating a new way of merging music with entertainment. BP differs from the typical cover bands, giving a personal sound to […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 15: An Eyeful

| October 15, 2022

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:12 (KJV) Modern technological society is obsessed with surveillance, both the doing of it and the having it done to you. And so […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 10: Splat!

| October 10, 2022

“… Human habitations are not an environment apart – they are filters, carefully engineered  to ensure that, insofar as possible, the species that built them can limit access to animals of its own kind or those of other kinds it has invited to be there, and to plants that it wishes to grow there. Humans […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 9: Grim Hustle

| October 9, 2022

The “ABOUT” portion of the Grim Hustle YouTube channel says, “We are building a crime based cinematic universe.” Whatever they’re doing, I thoroughly enjoy everything about their short motivational films featuring wisdom and life advice from such worthies as “Russian Mafia Boss” and “our Ukrainian brother Roman, a.k.a. Kulak”.