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Year 8 Q&A on WW1 Africa

Following the talk I gave to the year 8s and some work they did with their teachers, here are some of the questions the young people came up with regarding the First World War in Africa. 4,124 more words


Sisters and Lost Worlds

My sister died this week. Her death was easy and not unexpected. At 86, no one can hope for many more years of life. But her loss leaves a hole in my life and a world of memories that can no longer be shared. 721 more words

#9 Another Day

Today was a good day. So exhausting though.

I had to do a double day of school with the kids yesterday because we all had dentist appointments this morning. 250 more words


Calling Any Station: Jehanne Dubrow's 'Dots & Dashes'

by Alison Buckholtz (author, Navy spouse)

Jehanne Dubrow’s fourth book of poems, Stateside (2010), reads like an urgent telegram from the front lines of a wartime marriage: concise, constructed, and compelling. 1,947 more words


Wishing @KyleChandler Happy Birthday via @tdmiller820917 #KyleChandler #FridayNightLights #EarlyEdition #Homefront #Bloodline

“You’ve got to accentuate the positive!”

Those were the lyrics of a Johnny Mercer tune. This song also provided the opening for the critically acclaimed, yet sadly, short lived ABC drama,  350 more words

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Wholesome entertainments: The YMCA in the First World War

The First World War period in Canada, an across the British Empire, saw an unprecedented amount of activity by charitable organisations towards the war effort. Groups like the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE), and the Red Cross raised millions of dollars for medical supplies and for the care of prisoners of war. 390 more words

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#5 Wake up & do 3 things well 

I had a great day today and am now laying in bed reminiscing over how much I accomplished today. It feels so good!

I woke up and set three attainable goals for myself. 843 more words