Category Archives: War and Remembrance

Ortona 1943, 1998: Terry F. Rowe

Reading a major CBC news story on the Ortona Christmas reconciliation dinner, 1998, published January, 1999, uncredited, as “Return to Ortona: A Battlefield Redemption“. Fifty-five years after there was a brief respite from the fighting, to celebrate Christmas amidst bloodshed, … Continue reading

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Move on, away

From Rumours of Glory (2014), by Bruce Cockburn and journalist Greg King: Flying in a small aircraft over Cambodia, we saw a landscape made of bomb craters, albeit softened with the green of thriving vegetation, that pocked vast tracts of … Continue reading

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No sacred

Line from House of Cards. Where Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, as the Vice-President, meets clandestinely with a Chinese businessman at the spot where Underwood’s ancestor was killed, fighting for the Confederate cause. Contempt in disagreement: There is no sacred ground … Continue reading

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Whisper

So you get this whisper. Maybe don’t do that. Maybe think about this. None of this dictate or you burn. Sometimes circumstance presents blockage and you can wonder. Taken out of one’s hands, though not as frequently as one might … Continue reading

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Fog

Watching Remembrance Day service and the religious leaders so prominent. Somehow victory being divinely associated. Had to turn it off. Not the first year. All this alleged guidance to

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Moment

For Remembrance Day, the Senate has resolved to grant academic accommodation that will allow students, if they so desire, to attend activities on November 11… Saw the two jets fly overhead, and knew the point in the service. Distant, this … Continue reading

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John Paul Vann

…as referenced to Bill Paxton movie, A Bright Shining Lie (1998): What was this John Paul Vann life…

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