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MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Hi, FE. Good to see you
here. I just wish it was
March 08, 2015 04:47PM
- “Pah. The only REAL sport
involving the vermin
March 07, 2015 05:08PM
- “Powerful, L.
speak as someone who (proudly)
lives under the North Star at
March 07, 2015 05:03PM
- “Old military saying, JP:
"No plan of battle survives
March 07, 2015 04:34PM
- “What a terrific homage
to a sibling. LL2 has been on
friends' list for a
March 05, 2015 09:00AM
- MY LINKS
It's no secret that family farms are
dying, and have been for decades.
More than 30 years ago, I wrote about increasing offshore ownership of farmland, and how attractive $3,500 an acre for tiled land seemed to -- especially -- European investors.
… Read full post »
We are determined to defend our lands, and if it is His will,
we wish to leave our bones upon them.”
For most Americans, about the only memorable thing to/… Read full post »
You had to have been part of it to know what it was really like. This story is true. George was real, the equipment was real, the circumstances were real. Don't get me wrong, I loved it all passionately -- but we were the lowest form of life at the… Read full post »
Not many people know about Ed Kennedy today, but on May 7, 1945, his name was on a dispatch from France announcing Germany's unconditional surrender.
It was the biggest scoop of the Second World War, and it got Kennedy turfed out of Europe and fired… Read full post »
"It was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade. I thought then ... that in those few minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation."
It's not… Read full post »
The cold has seeped into my felt-lined
boots, winkled its way around my ears and down my neck. My fingers
are stupid with it, and I'm shivering. Mostly it's the temperature
and wind chill.
I'm wearing a scarf, watchcap and army… Read full post »
It's a late fall evening on the depressing field where two semi-pro teams are squaring off. I've had to sign a waiver both to be on the sidelines and in the dangerously decrepit press box on the roof of the rickety stadium. Smoke from a foundry across the road belches… Read full post »
That tradition is long gone, of course, along with a lot of other newspaper eccentri… Read full post »
Come with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear as the Lone Derangers ride again....
It was March 1972, and the university's student-run weekly
newspaper had just printed its annual parody edition of the local
Called "The Freak Press", the satire was declared so obscene, s… Read full post »
read in The Telegraph, one of the UK's respectable, if
rightwing, newspapers, that the first ever Victoria Cross --
Britain's highest award for bravery -- was going up for auction and
was expected to fetch about $185,000 Cdn.
How do you put… Read full post »
“All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it… Read full post »
It's not much to look at on an army ordnance
map -- a sort of whaleback feature in Nord-Pas-de-Calais that's
less than five miles long, nowhere even 500 feet above sea level
and overlooking a broad plain of small villages, roads, trees and
&… Read full post »