Upon the Ramparts

| August 10, 2018

Thread Six Each day is a search. Wandering, watching and wondering, with each step, what will appear before us. Some days the image stands out from our first encounter, lingers for the day unless its place is taken by the next special encounter. Words come occasionally at awkward times necessitating notes in an archaic script […]

Tears of Heaven

| August 7, 2018

Thread Three We awake to the sound of church bells announcing that our day is to begin. Refreshed and reinvented, our breakfast and table furnishings delight the soul as I continue to refine a short piece for the Western Front Association. Our day takes us to the In Flanders Fields Museum where the current temporary […]

Something On This Wall

| August 6, 2018

Thread Two The moth flies in erratic fashion fleeing the notes of multiple bugles at the Menin Gate Memorial tonight. Many viisitors are here this fine and warm evening armed with cameras and children held aloft for better views. What is it that they have come to see? Following┬áthe ceremony, the bugles rest, and the […]

This One is a Nickel

| August 2, 2018

A Little Bit of Change It’s not every day that one receives a King George VI Canadian nickel in pocket change, but there it was. Perhaps not unusual, and some would allow it to slip by towards the next cup of coffee, the next biscuit, the next something. But there it sat, with me, so […]

Place: Harnessed to the Familiar

| July 29, 2018

Known Place and Unknown Place Place-names, landscapes…markers that we come to identify with as part of our being, as well as places we have learned about, but may never have stood upon their presence to feel our connection. The personal place memory of Canada’s Great War has passed along to the heavens with the loss […]