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Crayola Fall Sketches

I haven’t been posting much new work these last couple of months, mostly because I’ve been teaching at four different school this semester and have had time for little else (I have, however, been doing a fair bit of doodling, as attested by my Instagram account @julianpeterscomics). 118 more words


Calgary Wins Grey Cup!!

Congrats to the Calgary Stampeders for their Grey Cup win tonight!

On a personal level my total boycott of the National Football League remains solid. One thing I am really learning as I get older is that all the money in the world and all the asinine pleasures you could possibly indulge in, all the public fame you can acquire, do not mean a damn thing if you haven’t stuck to your principles! 54 more words


With federal, provincial go-ahead, Verdun beach set to open in 2019

With the early onslaught of winter, swimming in the St. Lawrence River may not be top of mind for most for most Montrealers.

After years of discussions, however, Verdun will finally be getting its new beach next year, after the federal and provincial governments gave the project the go-ahead. 178 more words


Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom?* (Part Two)

In 1879, Auguste Rodin entered a competition to design a war memorial honoring the Parisians who defended the city while it was under siege during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). 1,379 more words


Teen's body discovered on Nuns' Island being treated as suspicious death

Montreal police are investigating what they consider to be a suspicious death after a teenager’s body was found on Nuns’ Island.

Police spokesperson Andrée-Anne Picard said the body of a 17-year-old boy was discovered around 7:10 a.m. 123 more words


One Hundred Years After the End of World War One

Unidentified Photographer, , 1918 (2010.83.15)

The grave of Lt. Quentin Roosevelt near Seringes [Seringes-et-Nesle.]. Madame Cagnet has assumed the duty of caring for the grave.

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Fans In A Flashbulb

November 11, 1918: The Last Casualty of the Great War of 1914-1918

On the morning of November 11, the 313th Infantry Regiment freed Etraye, Damvillers and Crepion.

Excerpt from Tompkins’ Maryland Fighters in the Great War:

Nine o’clock on November 11 — two hours before the war ended — found the Three Hundred and Thirteenth at , at the edge of more than 30 square kilometers of French territory it had helped to wrest from the Germans in 11 days — 30 square kilometers that had been the iron hinge to the door opening toward Germany — the last of that “invincible Verdun resistance,” broken by one regiment of Maryland doughboys, “scrapped” by another. 571 more words

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