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 […]

Sound and Film and a Combat Medic

| February 26, 2017

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing… …and the Oscar goes to…the team of Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace for their work on Hacksaw Ridge the story of American soldier and conscientious objector Desmond Doss. The story of Desmond Doss was a familiar one to me and the Mel Gibson film certainly did […]

Remember them Well

| November 4, 2016

Mountains and Places – Any Day and Any Table Many of us enjoy watching movies time and time again. Each year I promise myself to find a few others and as I sit with pencil and paper in hand, neatly levered into my chair – my place, I jot down a few titles or more. […]