Posts Tagged: remembrance day

A Response

I wanted to take a moment to respond to Karl’s editorial of last week.  I think there is something really interesting in there that is worth discussing.  I thought about his stance and not understanding Remembrance Day and part of the thought it is pretty wonderful that we are living in a time when so… Read more »

Remembering Honesty

As we approach Remembrance Day I have to, once again, confront the very real fact that I don’t really get it.  I know that might seem sacrilegious, “How can you not get Remembrance Day?” but I just don’t, not really, not in my gut. On an intellectual level, sure, it makes sense.  These are people… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—November 11, 2018

Behind ideas and actions lie belief systems; in times of war, philosophies have mortal consequences.  Veterans spent so much of their life’s vigour and vim because they believed in ideals of duty, democracy, nation, and honour; in short, everything that makes our society free.  Our liberty to study and flourish today exists because of these… Read more »

A Little Perspective

Everything is relative. I started getting organized for the holiday season.  I even finished shopping for one person.  When asked by a salesperson what I was shopping for they responded with “wow, you’re organized.” Except, I don’t feel organized.  Maybe for them, starting to shop and think about it in November is being organized.  But… Read more »

Book Review: War Horse

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo Egmont: 2017 ISBN 978 1 4052 2666 0 On September 19, 1914, my grandfather enlisted in the 3rd Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and headed off to war.  In addition to volunteering, he offered his horse for military service.  According to family lore, my grandfather wanted to serve with… Read more »