Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 6: A Classic Sort of Gentleman

| October 6, 2022

Tonight’s Dark Sentimental ditty is inspired by some of the many wise words I’ve been privileged to hear spoken by my Esteemed Friend and Master At Arms James A. Keating, most particularly on the subject of charm schools. A Classic Sort of Gentleman (Based upon The Major-General’s Song from Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1879 comic opera […]

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 […]

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. […]

Hue and Cry

| February 13, 2022

“As I have watched Justin Trudeau flummox his way through his time as Prime Minister of Canada, now highlighted by his leadership of the government in the face of the current pandemic crisis, he has done nothing to change my impression of him as a creature of pure ego and ideology, at least insofar as […]

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 […]

The Illusion of Truth — Introduction

| January 23, 2022

Of all the developments I have observed arising out of this noble experiment in “authoritarianism lite” currently in vogue, I find most onerous the politicization of science down to its very foundations. In this, it can daily be found subverting mathematics, medicine, epidemiology, microbiology, and every other field of study wherein an “expert” may be […]

Troubleshooting 102 — The (Semi) Final Exam

| December 12, 2021

“While I can identify broader causes for the problems we’ve looked at today, they are, I believe, irrelevant to the problem under discussion for which the resolution will only be found when thinking on the pandemic becomes less linear and more systems oriented, something highlighted when the CBC article says of Dr. Croskerry, ‘He expects […]