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The Price of Glory, Verdun and Sandburg

Carl Sandburg wrote one of his most unforgettable pieces using the names of places synonymous with the horrors of war, such as Austerlitz, Waterloo and Gettysburg. 181 more words


V is for Verdun #atozchallenge

Nineteen-sixteen, The Battle of Verdun
Two vast armies, French and German
The ferocious bombardment
Buried men in the trenches
The bleakest battle of World War One… 160 more words


Verdun: After the Battle by Mary Samarkos

Today, the area around Verdun, France is characterized by rolling hills, green forests, small ponds, and idyllic farms.  Exactly 100 years ago, though, Verdun was one of the last places any person wanted to be.  915 more words

French Culture And Society

The Searchers

I like discussing influences which may also be a way of simply saying I am not ashamed to admit where it all comes from….anyway, took a shot of a “back yard” on de l’Eglise about 6 weeks ago and it has been simmering in my “recent” pile ever since. 205 more words


Album Review: Verdun - "The Eternal Drift's Canticles"

It’s always a cool thing when expectations for a country’s metal scene are thrown by the wayside with the arrival of an album. In the case of the French outfit… 654 more words


Vintage Love

This last week I was in a used-items store in Verdun when something on one of the tables caught my eye. It was a 1960s teapot, white with green figures in peasant costumes. 597 more words

Verdun Documentary

Short documentary I produced, filmed and edited in collaboration with Chris Ross and James Floreani, about the new municipal law concerning alcohol sell and the construction of new bars in the neighborhood of Verdun.