A Long Winter’s Night — 2022 Edition, Day 2

| December 22, 2022

Winter, in latitudes where sub-freezing temperatures can occur, brings with it harsh realities that only frantic and organized preparation in the months prior can meet with any hope of success, leading to the passing down of parables such as the story of the ant and the grasshopper, and the legend of the Wendigo. This is […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 25: Life and Death

| October 25, 2022

“I attended elementary school at Lunenburg Academy, a massive, brooding, castlesque pile completed in 1895 on a windswept hilltop in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The school grounds are bordered on two sides by the Hillcrest Cemetery, and my walk to and from school passed first in front of the local funeral home before following another two […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 23: Who’s Hungry?

| October 23, 2022

Cultures the world over have funeral customs involving food. Food for the dearly departed to take on his or her journey into “the afterlife’, and of course food for those left behind. Relevant recipes abound and some funeral services will even provide suggestions for the menu. In these parts, and setting aside the still uncommon […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 22: Der lästige Kavalier

| October 22, 2022

It was long enough ago that I can’t remember when I started referring  to them as “Fruit Flies”, but it’s become part of the LFM family lexicon. They’re males, generally older but on those occasions when not, youth is mixed with social ineptitude yet no lesser amount of self-entitlement, and I commonly find them buzzing […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 21: Of Thorns and Roses

| October 21, 2022

“The thorn defends the rose, yet it is peaceful and does not seek conflict.” As you will surely know Goode Reader, I make little attempt to keep my appreciation for cold steel and those who deftly wield it any kind of a secret around here. Tonight, please join me in revisiting a representative rhyme from […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 19: … and then we’ll be okay ….

| October 19, 2022

About Exurb1a Exurb1a likes fiction with a metaphysical backbone. He enjoys trying to write that kind of stuff himself. He also runs a subpar YouTube channel of the same name. His words, not mine. We’ve previously met our feature artist only yesterday in Thoughts From Your Deathbed. Tonight we’re going back.

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 17: Fathercraft

| October 17, 2022

In past seasons I have written here of such Dark Sentiments as True Love, how to tell when it is, and its perils when unrequited. You can roll around in some samples from this list of links: Dark Sentiments – Day 28 (True Love) Dark Sentiments Season 9 — Day 21: When is Love “True”? […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 16: Broken Peach

| October 16, 2022

There hasn’t been enough musicality threading its way through this season and tonight’s Dark Sentiment aims to set that right with the lot of you. “Broken Peach is the Rock&Soul band. Formed early 2009, creating a new way of merging music with entertainment. BP differs from the typical cover bands, giving a personal sound to […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 14: The Art of Witchcraft

| October 14, 2022

I have written here in seasons past of the mystical magick manifest in Womanhood, from assorted angles and shades. It takes little effort to discern that much of what afflicts modernity both misses these lessons and has always been thus, so not unlike the defining character of Canada writ large upon the ages, nothing is […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 10: Splat!

| October 10, 2022

“… Human habitations are not an environment apart – they are filters, carefully engineered  to ensure that, insofar as possible, the species that built them can limit access to animals of its own kind or those of other kinds it has invited to be there, and to plants that it wishes to grow there. Humans […]