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 […]

When Booty Calls …

| April 28, 2024

This year’s iteration of my natal day, being the annual observance of delight for those who wish me well, and disappointment for those who don’t, fell as always, coincident with St. George’s Day. The tableau above consists of representative physical manifestations of the former. Clockwise from top left: The latest from my Esteemed Friend Stephen […]

Weihnachtsjäger School of Charm — A Sweet Diversion

| February 4, 2024

As I write, we are in the midst of a predicted three day fall of light, drifting snow creating conditions ideal for living exclusively off the avails of Hearth and Home. Never one to regard an equine endowment in the dentition, the exquisite Mrs. LFM (a sweet diversion in her own right) looked out upon […]

Weihnachtsjäger School of Charm — Introductory Pontification

| January 1, 2024

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu Within the framework of First Principles, Tools are born of Competence. For just as it is rightly said that, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” so must Competence first exist to recognize Necessity so the inventing can begin. Competence further enables evaluation of problems […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 22: A Little More Death I Think

| October 22, 2023

“There comes a time in the life of every child when the realization arrives that people and animals die, and nothing you feel, say, or do will change it. “Your Parents will die. “Every grownup who matters to you will die. “Your most beloved pets will die. “Everyone you know will die. “You will die. […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 21: And Now a Word From the Lady of the Library

| October 21, 2023

The lovely and ever so eloquent Cinzia Dubois is a PhD student based in Scotland. On YouTube, her nom de guerre is the Lady of the Library where the bill of fare offers “Dark Pages & Eerie Epistles” of the sort that have been a point of LFM enjoyment for many a day. Tonight’s Dark […]

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, […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 3: Létal Morbier

| October 3, 2023

In keeping with Dark Sentiments custom, we will take a slight side route tonight to revel in the fell imaginings of selected world artists. For your viewing pleasure, prepare to regard Létal Morbier, described thus by its creators: A colony of mice regularly performs a mystic ceremony in which a member is chosen to be […]

Dark Sentiments Season 14 — Day 1: Welcome to the End of the World As We Know It

| October 1, 2023

Welcome back oh weary Pilgrim to another season of Dark Sentiments where everything dark is darker yet! As you’ve clearly passed alive, if not unscathed, through the travails that for brevity I will refer to as “since last time”, you have earned your place at the fire we’ve stoked yet again to warm you through […]