Nova Scotia Strong

| April 25, 2020

Herbie MacLeod 3 RCMP Pipes and Drums Ottawa, 2012 The Drums Do Beat Sitting here I think of my old Nova Scotia home. Watching the news, hearing their names and of their lives…not known to me, but now known to Canada. With a deep sigh I close my eyes and breathe…voices I once knew, their […]

The Hearth

| July 1, 2018

All Were Canada It sung to us at from a ridge in France…and as we settled, having been witnesses to the day, this bow caressed the hearth to life. It was warmth, it was home, it was Canada. We stood and we sat, in silence, as each note filled our eyes with connection to this […]

France and Flanders 2017

| September 18, 2017

It’s Better When it Rains We wander over to the car rental to acquire our rolling steed for the day and head out for Vimy (September 18, 2017). This is the first time I have ventured onto the frontier, driving and navigating myself and my friend towards various landscapes of conflict. Certainly there are challenges, such as the GPS path, wonderfully […]

My Vimy

| April 11, 2017

It is as if Vimy is the start of what I do Vimy is connected to family. It’s 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 […]

Advocate for Wounded Veterans

| April 11, 2017

Ethelbert “Curley” Christian Enlisting in 1915 with the 108th Battalion CEF, Curley Christian served on the Western Front with the 78th Battalion CEF, a unit of the Fourth Canadian Division. At the Battle of Vimy Ridge “Curley” Christian was crushed and trapped for two days, his wounds becoming gangrenous requiring the amputation of his forearms […]