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 the 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 […]

And we will all go together

| February 17, 2018

Will Ye Go Lassie Go Though perhaps this tune has wandered to my ears sometime in my past, it was only recently when the tune was featured in Their Finest that the melody, sung by actor Bill Nighy, has become anchored to my person. That anchor comes, not only in the form of the lyric […]

And It’s a Lucky Man

| December 2, 2017

The unique, the meaningful, the personal I wander about the stores and vendors attempting to find a little something to add to the Christmas season – something for someone special. It seems that the drizzle of the rain dampens the season as I struggle through endless offerings in search of the unique, the meaningful. More […]

Come and Sit With Me

| November 8, 2017

The Roar and the Whisper So many lives to remember. Those who did not return and those who survived. Those who walk each day with the reminders of someone. These reminders not shadows, but real events, real lives, husbands and wives, sons and daughters, parents, family, friends and lovers. We see their faces every day, […]