A Dose of Reality

| January 8, 2023

“By now, those disposed to it will have proclaimed their ‘resolution’ for the ‘new year’. They may have proclaimed more than one. From there, as with all such things, the outcome will be, as we say, fuck all. How do I know this with such certainty? Well now Goode Reader, the answer is obvious, and […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2022 Edition, Day 6

| December 26, 2022

So here we are again, Goode Reader, a few days into the ascent to Spring. In a world that widely prefers wringing hands over the skilled use of them, this is a perilous time for everyone aboard ship, wanted on voyage or not. Never forget though that the thrill of being among the chosen is […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2022 Edition, Day 5

| December 25, 2022

Here at the LFM household, Christmas Day 2022 has spiraled in a whirlwind of delights to a delicious and fragrant crescendo, leaving all concerned teetering on the brink of Glazed Ham fueled oblivion. The best of all this season has to offer to you and yours from the House of LFM, and please accept this […]

A Long Winter’s Night — 2022 Edition, Day 1

| December 21, 2022

The Winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurred today at 17:48 Atlantic Time, and so marked the first step in our march toward Spring by way of an uncertain road. And again it draws forth this annual event — A Long Winter’s Night — unleashed here this evening to dog your heels until Boxing Day, […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 20: The Watchstone

| October 20, 2022

In the spirit of Stonefall, tonight’s Dark Sentiment reflects on another case involving rocks moving around with outside assistance, mixed with a little imaginative historical interpretation. The actual stone on which this is based, pictured above, is the largest of a small cluster of “glacial erratics” — stones picked up by advancing glaciers in the […]

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 6: A Classic Sort of Gentleman

| October 6, 2022

Tonight’s Dark Sentimental ditty is inspired by some of the many wise words I’ve been privileged to hear spoken by my Esteemed Friend and Master At Arms James A. Keating, most particularly on the subject of charm schools. A Classic Sort of Gentleman (Based upon The Major-General’s Song from Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1879 comic opera […]

Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 1: Seize the Day!

| October 1, 2022

(Mrs. LFM photo – Click to enlarge) ~ Trails ~ (excerpt) One trail may run both smooth and straight, Through vistas wide and clear, So most may choose that one before The branch that’s dark and drear. The one that weaves through gnarly woods, ‘Cross rivers needing fording, With promise of adventure laced And evils […]

Tiers for Fears — Chapter the Second: Foundations

| September 18, 2022

Word to the Wise By LFM “Beware of the man who shoots only one gun,” Speaks to marksmanship Able and True. But as words to the wise, The same Wisdom applies To whatever endeavour you do. For whatever the task, or what Nature would ask, You will need skill and tools to get through it, […]

Tiers for Fears — Chapter the First

| September 5, 2022

“The animal called Man, like all others, represents a temporary pinnacle of evolutionary development aimed at filling a niche deemed by Nature to be necessary. The paths to individual fulfillment will vary as individuals vary – in their abilities, aptitudes, and level of understanding. All Nature’s creatures must continually face a fluctuating set of environmental […]