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What I Will Be Reading #15

The other day, as I was looking for a good book for our next WWI American History Club meeting (never did find one, even if I did choose… 212 more words

Book Review

Project Two: Synopsis

This catalog project was many things: It was a puzzle, a headache, and a good test of patience with complicated content. Mainly, it was a challenge to utilize a grid to accommodate text and images of various lengths and sizes, respectively. 529 more words

Project 2: Voila! The Finished Catalog

Finally, I arrived on a catalog layout that I’m satisfied with. It took a lot of meddling to get the pages cohesive and effective. I strengthened my grid, formatted my images, and played around with my type to achieve the end result. 13 more words

3 Dreams of Missed Opportunities

Dream #1

Ninjas!

I awoke in bed to find I was completely surrounded by ninjas!

Adorned all in black, they were the night, they were the shadows. 1,163 more words

Fiction

How Now Black and White Cow?

This book and this plaque are related.

I’ve owned the book for a while, ever since my in-laws passed away.

I saw this plaque for the first time, yesterday, despite passing it in the car hundreds of times over the years, going to Finnegan’s antique market or taking the kids to soccer at Thompson Park, or, more lately, taking the ‘low-road’ to Rigaud, where I play tennis and walk the dogs on Rigaud Mountain. 512 more words

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Nick Megoran on WWI commemorations and militarism

Celebrate the truces – because World War I must not be an excuse for militarism

By Nick Megoran, Newcastle University

The government is unveiling commemorative paving stones… 1,089 more words

Militarism

Tyne Cot Cemetery

On the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website there is a warning: SCHOOL GROUPS: TEACHERS – PLEASE CLOSELY SUPERVISE YOUR STUDENTS, PARTICULARLY AT THE TYNE COT CEMETERY CROSS OF SACRIFICE. 617 more words

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