REPOST: World War One Centenary – Family Lore and Family Loss

I often wonder what those men who managed to survive the “War to end all wars”, my grandfather among them, felt when twenty-odd years later they watched their sons go off to the battlefields of Europe once again. With countless media reports and background pieces regarding the centenary of the start of World War One thisContinue reading “REPOST: World War One Centenary – Family Lore and Family Loss”

World War One Centenary: Family Lore and Family Loss

I often wonder what those men who managed to survive the “War to end all wars”, my grandfather among them, felt when twenty-odd years later they watched their sons go off to the battlefields of Europe once again. With countless media reports and background pieces regarding the centenary of the start of World War One thisContinue reading “World War One Centenary: Family Lore and Family Loss”

Melville Avenue: Then and Now

The original photo of my grandparents was taken during the mid-1940’s as they returned from an Armistice Day parade and ceremony (now Remembrance Day). Using the little knowledge and skill I have when it comes to photo enhancement, I have positioned them at precisely the same spot on the street as it is now.  FortunatelyContinue reading “Melville Avenue: Then and Now”

Canada’s Role in The War Against ISIS: Humanitarian or Combat?

How will Canadians react when and if one of our own is the victim of an egregious ISIS beheading video should we take part in a combat mission? As I write this, one hundred years after the outbreak of what has come to be known as the “war to end all wars”, or World WarContinue reading “Canada’s Role in The War Against ISIS: Humanitarian or Combat?”