On Duty Throughout

| April 15, 2020

Carved into the Lessons from History On 14 April 2020 the Daily Express presented the suggestion, made by Mr. Terence McIlroy, that in recognition of the bravery of the British National Health Service (NHS), during the Covid-19 pandemic, that the organization could be presented with the honorific award of the George Medal. Although the article […]

Fellowship

| May 29, 2019

A late night to be sure Trees hang over the road…this way home. Dark as those that absorb all light, blue-black sky, silver ripples bared across the water. To write of the night…the dark…exceptional stillness, save for scampering thoughts. This night I have been, watched and listened. I have seen trees as witnesses, branches as […]

Tears of Heaven

| August 7, 2018

Thread Three We awake to the sound of church bells announcing that our day is to begin. Refreshed and reinvented, our breakfast and table furnishings delight the soul as I continue to refine a short piece for the Western Front Association. Our day takes us to the In Flanders Fields Museum where the current temporary […]

With Folded Arms

| November 10, 2016

Today I Stand With folded arms, I bow my head. Eyes open, eyes shut thinking back upon times when these friends behind spoke of memories of home. Together we laughed and sang, marched, ran and crawled. From one corner of a field to the next, and now many remain at the foot of a cross and I […]

Mud, Memory and Musings

| September 25, 2016

Ypres Day One of Five The train arrives at Lille once again and I am most pleased to be back on this familiar expedition towards the Ypres Salient. As our driver takes us on our journey past drifting towns, villages and landmarks he is careful to avoid the many sail-less bicycles drifting to and fro on this […]