Each field a farm and a battlefield

| December 30, 2011

Reflecting Upon War Horse The plow cuts its way into the ground, and turns the earth over to one side heaping the rich soil atop the furrow’s parapet. As Albert urges Joey through this field of stone, once again I turn myself towards the ploughed fields of France and Flanders, and to the harvest. Albert […]

Silent Night

| December 24, 2011

I walk down in the darkness of the morning towards our Fahoo Foray tree, its splendid multi-coloured lights spiraling upwards towards the sky and into the stars. Is it the same sky that a soldier watched so many distant years ago as Christmas 1914 came upon the trenches? On that day did the cannon and […]

Hugo and the Great War

| December 18, 2011

A pale blue uniform set against a Paris railway station as it busies itself with a new day. As the city’s people move through the station, another brings fresh flowers upon a cart for today’s sales to the myriads that will pass by. There are cafes with bands and specialty shops that enjoy the expertise […]

Longitude: The Spirit of Things

| December 8, 2011

What is it about the film Longitude that continually rewards my spirit? I enjoy watching the film jump from one time period to the next as we watch both the invention and conservation of John Harrison’s timepieces. Though I marvel at a mind that can think so many things and can think of so many new […]