Force of Nature — A Tale from the Nova Scotia Woods

| May 18, 2024

“The steel is strong and solid providing a clear and imposing shell, while the sand shifts and subtly changes form depending on gravity and the action of the wind.” ~ J. Turner A recent business matter at a far flung corner of the province afforded an opportunity to harness revenue generation in service to immediate […]

Linear Thinking

| April 20, 2024

“Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” ~ C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters The road in this poem is certainly not the safest one described above. It’s rather steep, hard and potholed, all turnings sudden or otherwise are denied as […]

Weihnachtsjäger School of Charm — Let’s Talk About Manners

| January 21, 2024

Previously from Weihnachtsjäger School of Charm: Introductory Pontification Getting Your Head Right Today’s Lesson Timely Advice is Never Too Late By LFM Your use to the World comes from skills that you have, And the things that you know how to do. Some come by Nature, while others are learned, Adding Value to all that […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2023 Edition, Day 4

| December 24, 2023

Frohe Weihnachten! From the House of LFM On this clear Yuletide eve May your plans be well laid, As was my Fine Wyfe — See these things that we made! Sons One, Two, and Three, With their Dad and fair Mum, Wish you all a fine night, Don’t do anything dumb!

A Long Winter’s Night — 2023 Edition, Day 3

| December 23, 2023

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” ~ L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between The line quoted above simultaneously introduces L. P. Hartley’s tale relating hard-won lessons of youth, and offers a concise package of advice for all who feel a calling to redefine history in a “modern” context. The times, and most […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2023 Edition, Day 2

| December 22, 2023

Having left you last night with a cautionary carol, I feel it only proper you be greeted this evening with an equally and more Hobbesian one. The Golden Rule By LFM Advice comes down from years agone to suit each come what may, Some is tried and tested, but the rest more nay than yea. […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 23: Prattle

| October 23, 2023

Letting your mouth run on autopilot is as fraught with peril as disengaging what sentience you may possess from the interaction at hand. Notwithstanding that, today’s world abounds with meaningless utterances — prattle — that are offered as an introductory course to the drivel du jour before someone either takes the money for your purchase […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 12: In Praise of House Monsters

| October 12, 2023

Monster management has been a thing around here for many a year, leading to such frolics as The Monster Under the Bed, The Watcher at the Window, A Night on the Town, and of course Crime Scene Man, to name a few. Tonight is all about a more symbiotic relationship where some get what they […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 11: A Little Eloquence

| October 11, 2023

“Communication is at its most powerful when all extraneous noise is stripped away. Think on this.” ~ Worldly Wisdom Wednesday – The Way of Communication I have written here extensively of Communication in such lofty treatises as the above quoted The Way of Communication, LFM on Teaching the Child to Swear Well, Education, The True […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 9: Harvest Moon

| October 9, 2023

“… let not us that are squires of the night’s body be called thieves of the day’s beauty. Let us be Diana’s foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon, and let men say we be men of good government, being governed, as the sea is, by our noble and chaste mistress the moon, […]