The Water Diviner and the Search for Canadian Great War Stories

| August 29, 2015

Finding Water – Finding Story When I was young, some forty years ago, I came to British Columbia and lived near a place that my maternal family had called home since the 1860s. Having lived in many places, across Canada and overseas, this new place of generational connection was foreign to me. Yet I wanted […]

THE LIGHT AND THE DARK

| January 31, 2015

The Tale of Despereaux As I wander through the day thinking upon what next to write about I cannot help but feel astonished by what presents itself. Though I continually search for stories with a Scottish Great War base it seems lately that I have been, wanting to continue upon the path towards creative thought […]

It’s Best To Be Dusty

| July 21, 2012

From a Land so Torn and Muddy For the ones that were there, for the ones we think about. Music, soundtracks, the tonal qualities that bring resonance to the ear, that unfold in the mind and create depth, meaning and memories. Music has always reminded me of my journeys; recovering bits of forgotten time when […]

Standing in the Footsteps of Valour

| July 9, 2012

V Beach, Gallipoli and the SS River Clyde The SS River Clyde was built in 1905 in Glasgow, Scotland as a 4,000 ton collier.  Similar to the Trojan horse used at Troy, the River Clyde, on April 25, 1915, was used to transport troops onto V Beach, Cape Helles the southernmost point of the Gallipoli […]

Every Face In A Few Seconds

| July 6, 2012

The Dawn Patrol’s Co-stars 1938 “Oh, it does look a ripping good yarn!” As we sit down to watch the 1938 Warner Brothers remake of the, The Dawn Patrol, directed by Edmund Goulding, we are near to clicking play. First though the DVD commands and of course Errol Flynn, his eyes watching slightly skyward…click…and the musical score and […]