Your Destination is Dunkirk

| July 26, 2017

Moonstone The 700 little ships of Dunkirk included fishing boats, lifeboats, pleasure boats, private yachts and launches berthed along the River Thames and the southern and eastern coasts of England. There were three routes the boats could take, each journey with unique hazards. Route Z (39 nautical miles) the shortest route, of two hours sailing […]

Tamzine!

| July 19, 2017

Tempest and Tranquility Less than 15’ in length the 1937-constructed Tamzine is believed to be the smallest of the little ships that set forth to the beaches of Dunkirk where it helped save soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force; many of whom would fight on these shores again and across Northwest Europe. Tamzine, built of Canadian […]

Wheat – Will Ye No Come Back Again

| June 17, 2017

A Powerful Allegory This all started with a reminder of wheat blowing across the fields to the beat of the wind, anchored to this good earth. This earth, this place that keeps us despite all that we have attempted to carve from it. A recent post by the Flanders Jocks of a Scottish soldier standing […]

Like Things – Dissimilar Things – Creating Connection

| June 4, 2017

Chance – Observation – Imagery – Voice and even a little Research A recent opportunity allowed me to think a bit more about what I do to create content – to find relationships between like things, dissimilar things and to create or perhaps reconnect connections. I suggested to my audience there were five keys that […]

There are Places that Captivate Us

| May 13, 2017

The Nile Campaign 1884 – 1885 As we walk from Liverpool train station the blue-green figure of an officer on a stone plinth attracts us. Together we walk across the roadway and stand before Major General George Earle CB, CSI. Upon the plaque KIRBEKAN stands out from the text and my mind, for I have […]