Imagination in One Breath

| January 27, 2012

As I wander about, at the start of my day, I inevitably look upon the cracked concrete slab of the parkade and allow myself to drift. I follow the lines in their contortions and soon find myself turning to a great adventure. I am reminded of Burton and Speke, the Mountains of the Moon and […]

A Silver Seven Legend and the Sugar Factory

| January 14, 2012

Frank McGee In 1967 the family Ferguson returned to Canada and for three years lived at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. There was much to learn and amongst the first rediscovered interests were hockey, the National Hockey League, radio broadcasting and Foster Hewitt, and black and white televised games. I recall tuning in the gentle tube radio […]

The Canadian Scottish at Kitcheners’ Wood

| January 6, 2012

Two years after the “Terrific Drive” by the Canadians in April 1915, Frank Dadd composed this sketch. The fact that this was done so long after attests to the significance of that event in the war. In fact it was a major event in history. It marked the first significant use of poison gas as […]