Tag: World War I


Mired in the Mud … Thoughts on Poetry and Fiction and War

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I usually write something about Remembrance Day in November.  For many years, I taught at a school named for John McCrae, who wrote the famous poem “In Flanders Fields,” so ...
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Paying Our Respects … in Northern France

Our trip to France continues. We visited Arras, Verdun, the Vimy Monument, and one war grave that's special to me.
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And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Remembering Our Remembrance Day … In Australia

This year on Remembrance Day I'm remembering the service of remembrance we attended on a beach in Australia at dawn.
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Love, Sex, Pain and The Whole Damned Thing: October Book Club

At our usually sedate book club meeting this month we dished the dirt on love, sex, pain, and, oh yes, books about World War I.
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