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 […]

No Bunker For You

| January 22, 2022

Dotted across the world, relics of the Cold War, are edifices deeply delved wherein would shelter members of governments whose mishandling of events had brought their nations to the brink, and thence across the threshold of nuclear Armageddon. Built in the belief that they and their failed leadership would still have value when the radioactive […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2021 Edition, Day 1

| December 21, 2021

“… Winter will bring challenges at the end of which the result will lie on a spectrum ranging from the greatest of joys to the gravest of sorrows, and in this it stands as no different from any other aspect of life but for bearing a greater degree of urgency and inexorable deadliness in the […]

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 […]

Quo Vadis Weihnachtsjäger?

| November 7, 2021

It is quite rightly said that the best way to hear the Gods laugh is to speak one’s plans aloud, and that Great Truth was amply demonstrated by what ensued after these words appeared here on the first day of Dark Sentiments Season 12: “I must tell you however that this season will be a […]

Dark Sentiments Season 12 — Day 3: Bloodletting

| October 15, 2021

Tonight’s Dark Sentiment is dedicated to one who I once long observed habituating himself to a toxic level of self-entitlement until circumstances unconnected with near-death experiences reined him in. Notwithstanding what put the brakes on, I also observed that he never knew how close he came. Bloodletting By LFM No tick to show intended harm, […]

Dark Sentiments Season 12 — Day 1: Another Gathering

| October 1, 2021

Welcome back Goode Survivor to this, our dozenth season of Dark Sentiments! As usual, we meet tonight under a cloud of existential uncertainty, and what of it? We all know the ultimate in packing light is to simply bring the best of yourself, and besides, isn’t this what we’ve been preparing and training ourselves for […]

Winds of Change — Part the Sixth — Epilogue

| August 21, 2021

In this sixth and final breeze from the Winds of Change, we’re going to spool up the Irish pennants left dangling by what we’ve blown past you so far. You will recall that I opened the first episode of this series with a quote from the Esteemed Master At Arms James Albert (Jim) Keating that […]

Winds of Change — Part the Fifth — Special Delivery

| August 18, 2021

Welcome again oh thou band of disheveled desperadoes to this, our lectern in the Den of Desolation where to “break wind” holds an entirely different meaning. As you will no doubt recall from our last installment of this breezy ballyhoo, we are here today to examine the Other in its third form of manifestation, specifically, […]

Winds of Change — Part the Fourth — Shooting the Breeze

| August 15, 2021

Welcome back Goode Reader to our bald hilltop where the Winds of Change hold sway, and though we seek here for enlightenment, no lamp of knowledge, as most know the meaning of the term, can stay lit for long. Ah, well. No bother, for it’s still story time, and I can spin a yarn with […]