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 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 10: Asking Permission

| October 10, 2023

With so much of the world pervaded by assorted iterations of Abrahamic religious influence, it gets forgotten that parts of it aren’t — and by that I don’t mean geographic places but fragments as small as individual people. Of those, some pursue non-Abrahamic but nonetheless still recognized paths — Buddhism for example — a disconcerting […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 8: Bad Behaviour is Known By Its Outcomes, Even If Not Its Perpetrator (Part 2 of 2)

| October 8, 2023

“There’s an old saying — ‘Safe as houses’ — usually spoken in reference to situations that were anything but safe, but not always. There have forever been people who lived their lives in a wide eyed and blissful belief there can be some place where pain and death won’t find you. “Enter the ‘safe space’ […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 6: Correlation and Causation

| October 6, 2023

“Spirit Messengers. The term conjures images of animals sent by a higher power to offer guidance toward the right Path. A Google search will turn up reams of pages identifying the characteristics of each creature, along with its “meaning” should it choose to make itself seen to you under a variety of circumstances. “As with […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 4: Bicycle Face

| October 4, 2023

The title of tonight’s Dark Sentiment is not a reference to one of those personal expressions of passion referred to as “sex face” which should need no explanation among this crowd, nor is it an insult like “fuck face”. It’s not the facial expression one may get at the moment of perception that an accident […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]