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 […]

Change Your Stars…

| July 20, 2014

…and follow your feet… Film clip from “A Knight’s Tale”: After changing his stars and following his feet home, Will (Heath Ledger) returns, after several years, to Cheapside, England to reunite with his father (Christopher Cazenove) who has become blind. It seems a long while since I managed to find words to key together. Yet […]

My Mother’s Mother – My Father’s Father

| December 15, 2012

Researching Family Military History How many times in a year do I hear this phrase which equally visits me as “my Dad’s Dad” or “My mom’s mom”, etc? Where to begin is usually the second question and so it starts once again as bits of paper and the reminders of an earlier time are set […]