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 […]

Winds of Change — Part the Third — A Leaf in the Face Beats a Tree on the Head

| August 8, 2021

Welcome back Goode Reader to this third Winds of Change episode where, as promised, it’s story time! You will recall that I closed our previous gathering with the request that you, “Consider this the sound of a long, deep, indrawn breath before the blast, and meditate upon the wording of that until next time,” and […]

Winds of Change — Part the Second — Second Wind

| August 1, 2021

When last we met, I introduced Master At Arms Jim Keating’s excellent new book, Places, Power, and MAAJAK (MAAJAK pronounced “Magick”), and most particularly its 13th Chapter treatment of wind; both as an element of weather, and a different animal one may come to meet that superficially shares some traits of Natural wind but is […]

Winds of Change — Part the First — MAAJAKal Inspiration

| July 27, 2021

” … The novice sorcerer is shaped (formed) through working with the wind. Sky arts of various kinds. Getting in touch with the wind and allowing it to know you is important. Just be there. Clarification: There is the wind as an element of weather. Then there is the wind as we speak of. A […]

Cracks in the Foundation — The Grand Beta Test: Part the First

| June 1, 2021

INTRODUCTION “Cracks in the Foundation” refers to those parts of the societal fabric so rickety that they have widened to the point where most can no longer be plugged even by something as magnificently huge as the ass of the elephant in the room. It is these that have attracted the investigative efforts of the […]

Cracks in the Foundation — The Matter of a “Living Wage”: Part the Second

| May 28, 2021

INTRODUCTION “Cracks in the Foundation” refers to the rickety parts of the societal fabric that have been under scrutiny by the ongoing investigative efforts of the LFM Home Office Of Pestilential and Legal Affairs (HOOPLA). What you will read today is the second and final segment of a short series dealing with the value of […]

Cracks in the Foundation — The Matter of a “Living Wage”: Part the First

| May 9, 2021

INTRODUCTION “Cracks in the Foundation” refers to the rickety parts of the societal fabric that have been under scrutiny by the ongoing investigative efforts of the LFM Home Office Of Pestilential and Legal Affairs (HOOPLA). What you will read today is the introductory backgrounder for a short series dealing with the value of human time […]