The Sidearm of “Swanky Syd” Lawford

| August 1, 2016

Introduction by LFM: I first met Troy Zwicker when I joined what was then called the Bridgewater Fencing Club, now the South Shore Duellists, in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, back in the last century. I came to know him as among the most aggressive épée fencers I’ve ever crossed steel with, and it was at that […]

Dark Sentiments 2011 – Day 1: It’s Back

| October 1, 2011

“I could a tale unfold whose lightest word would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres; thy knotted and combined locks to part,and each particular hair to stand on end,as quills upon the fretful porpentine!” ~ Hamlet; Act 1, Scene 5 As our regular readers […]

To Be Or Not To Be

A Guest Post By Eric E. Noeldechen

| April 17, 2011

Editor’s Note: Not unlike my own self, my esteemed friend Eric Noeldechen takes an old school approach to the basics of life. At the end of the day, while new tools may come along, the basics never change, which is why they are called “basics”. Eric is a husband, father, Scout Leader, craftsman of fine […]

This Website: Underlying Causes and Symptoms

| September 2, 2008

This website is an outlet for a man, blessed by The Gods and disdainful of the clods. It’s the lectern of one who, like some hoary old primate in a tree, has finally reached that level of enlightenment from which he feels unapologetically compelled to fling turds of wisdom upon all who pass by. Each […]