The Sixth Year of Maksim

| May 23, 2023

Six years ago today, Maksim Cezary Whynacht presented all 8 pounds and 1 ounce of himself fit for duty as third in line to the Chieftainship of Clan LFM. Time does not permit utterance of the creative outburst such an occasion inspires but until that gets unleashed upon the world, today’s pictorial essay will have […]

On Hunting — Playing by the Rules

| April 16, 2023

A Dose of Reality By LFM Who would thrive shall not disgrace His worthiness for Nature’s grace. In service of what needs befall, What he would take, he takes not all. The first he finds, he moves on past, So he will never take the last. In our last conversation On Hunting, I said in […]

On Hunting

| March 18, 2023

“Everything in Nature encapsulates as part of its being certain dictates that are beyond its control. These exist first and foremost to facilitate the perpetuation of its kind in keeping with all that is desirable in progressive mutation — the kind that makes something better at what it does, and at sticking around a while […]

Dancing With First Principles

| February 20, 2023

As has been made more than amply clear here lo these many years, I have been studying the Nature and use of the Blade, from chisels to axes, pen knives to sabres, scythes to ploughshares, épées to corkscrews; learning, teaching, and writing about it for a very big part of my nearly three score and […]

A Dose of Reality

| January 8, 2023

“By now, those disposed to it will have proclaimed their ‘resolution’ for the ‘new year’. They may have proclaimed more than one. From there, as with all such things, the outcome will be, as we say, fuck all. How do I know this with such certainty? Well now Goode Reader, the answer is obvious, and […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2022 Edition, Day 6

| December 26, 2022

So here we are again, Goode Reader, a few days into the ascent to Spring. In a world that widely prefers wringing hands over the skilled use of them, this is a perilous time for everyone aboard ship, wanted on voyage or not. Never forget though that the thrill of being among the chosen is […]

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 […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2022 Edition, Day 4

| December 24, 2022

The picture that crowns today’s effort was done, as the caption states, by LFM Son #1, Viktor as a school art project to decorate a Christmas gift bag. It was when he explained to me that Santa and his departing reindeer are rendered in black due to their being silhouetted against a lighter starlit sky […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2022 Edition, Day 1

| December 21, 2022

The Winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurred today at 17:48 Atlantic Time, and so marked the first step in our march toward Spring by way of an uncertain road. And again it draws forth this annual event — A Long Winter’s Night — unleashed here this evening to dog your heels until Boxing Day, […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 25: Life and Death

| October 25, 2022

“I attended elementary school at Lunenburg Academy, a massive, brooding, castlesque pile completed in 1895 on a windswept hilltop in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The school grounds are bordered on two sides by the Hillcrest Cemetery, and my walk to and from school passed first in front of the local funeral home before following another two […]