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 […]

My Vimy

| April 11, 2017

It is as if Vimy is the start of what I do Vimy is connected to family. Its personal. This I learned many years ago from my grandmother who told me stories about her father…..which were…..upon reflection…..stories her mother had told. This was the man Grannie knew…..memories…..passed from one generation to another. Grannie was two […]

The CEF Comes Home

| March 11, 2017

The Transports that brought them Today while sauntering through countless images I happened upon this painting that I have always enjoyed for its subject matter and vibrant colours and interrupting angles. Arthur Lismer was an official Canadian war artist and I can only imagine what Lismer thought when encountering the abstract lines of the Olympic […]

As 2014 Fades Away

| December 31, 2014

Thoughts of Home I find inspiration in many places and sometime in the last year or two was told about Alfie Boe and the song Bring Him Home from Les Miserables. I have seen “Les Mis” at the Palace Theatre, London with good friends and my best friend Rosemary. I recall the event well, enthralled […]

A SOFTER LIGHT TO SHINE ON US ALL

| August 3, 2014

An Online Exhibit for Every Day of the Great War Marking 100 Years Distant Yesterday Theirs’ was a distant yesterday. These men and women who joined the campaign that took them to far and distant places. Towns and villages that would become all too familiar to other towns and villages as a timeline of chaos […]