A Strange Encounter at the Crossroads

| August 20, 2023

Not a “girl power” story as our meagre age has come to know it. Think of it as, if they squint their eyes, they can imagine she’s a scaled down version of their Mother, and the kind of sister they would have ended up with. A Strange Encounter at the Crossroads By LFM The Spring […]

Understanding: The Only Shortcut to Understanding

| July 3, 2023

The fundamental flaw inherent in the clamorously contentious phenomenon of identity politics is that the ticket to entry to the Promised Land of its adherents is a label, proudly applied to the self and demanded of others. You may note that this looks a lot like forced conversion as historically practiced by the Catholic Church […]

Timely Advice is Never Too Late

| June 4, 2023

I once wrote … “When a person achieves what passes for success today, it is said that they have “arrived”, as though their journey has ended, and their status is to be admired. The yardstick that measures such success is made of treasure and property, and the power they represent is the power to consume, […]

Don’t Judge the World By Your Own Shitty Standards

| May 21, 2023

Our title today is drawn from the oft spoken (and not without more than ample provocation) sage words of my Esteemed Friend James Keating. Their application should be obvious as you read on. This poem was placed in my head a couple days ago by two Crows acting on behalf of whatever Force of Nature […]

In Recognition of Most Excellent Service!

| May 14, 2023

If you have learned anything about us by now, it should be obvious that Mrs. LFM and I are very Old School. Notwithstanding what Tools and technologies we may choose to enable us in a task, First Principles will be the guiding influence in their application. Another guiding principle seeing heavy use around this Household […]

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 […]

Wars Have Been Fought Over Less

| March 5, 2023

The Gospel According to Saint Loo By LFM In a long ago place called Didgeridoo, The very first thing wriggled out of some poo. Who or what laid the poo has been argued for ages, The cause of eight wars, and a ninth that still wages.

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 […]