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Baby Blue Eyes

“Jemma. Please.”

 

I kept my eyes downcast, unwilling to meet his piercing blue gaze.

 

I would scream at him to stay, but words died in my throat. 72 more words

Narrative

TO OUR FALLEN HEROES

Today, January 15th in Nigeria is marked as Armed Forces Remembrance day. This is in commemoration of the conclusion of the Nigerian Civil War on this date in 1970. 300 more words

Clemency

War heroes

Reciting a funeral dirge

Of nervous exhaustions

And hunger strikes

These ex ambulancemen

X servicewomen the fallen

Valiants of a former

Nation carved into

Heroic slabs of… 37 more words

Verses From The Acoustic Room

Remember and move on

I’ve written about places I know and about many I’ve researched but never seen. It is always odd to finally visit the real location that I’ve held in my imagination for a story. 565 more words

Change

Laurent Dubois 1920-1944

NOTE

Written on December 17, 2009 when I knew nothing about this airman. The original post is here.

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This is Laurent Dubois.

I found this picture on the  Canadian Virtual War Memorial while looking for more information on Jean Charles Labrecque. 86 more words

In Search Of

Avenue Magazine: An Unexpected Hero

Avenue’s November 2014 issue was its biggest ever. In addition to writing Pieter Boekhoff’s Top 40 Under 40 profile and the Neighbourhood Gems column, I dug up a story about a… 49 more words

Culture

The Entertainment Society

I don’t know why I felt compelled to write this blog, but it needs to be written. I stumbled upon a video of an actor on YouTube the other day. 930 more words