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 — 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 — 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 […]

Motion Pictures … Oh My!

| January 14, 2024

For your delectation today I’m taking you on a walk in the woods while running off at the mouth on an assortment of related topics from preparedness to garniture, how not to die of the shits, wardrobe, and do please try to be a part of the solution instead of the problem?

Weihnachtsjäger School of Charm — Getting Your Head Right

| January 7, 2024

Previously from Weihnachtsjäger Charm School: Introductory Pontification Today’s Lesson “Think of your death now. It is at arm’s length. It may tap you any moment, so really you have no time for crappy thoughts and moods. None of us have time for that. The only thing that counts is action, acting instead of talking. “Our […]

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 […]

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 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 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 5: A Certain Scent of Self-Importance

| October 5, 2023

hu·man noun A self-identified lesser god designed by a committee consisting of the feuding members of a large and dysfunctional extended family obsessed with entitlement to positions of inheritance from the estates of elders who not only aren’t dead yet, but certain to outlive them all. ~ Excerpt from Large Fierce Mammal’s Bigge Booke of […]