Tag Archive 'history'

Appeared in Business in Vancouver – August 26, 2014 Let us now praise heroic soldiers. When better? Poet T.S. Eliot, best known for inspiring the musical Cats, called April the cruellest month. Wrong; that’s August. Currently: Gaza. Ukraine. Syria. Iraq. Pakistan. And more. It was in August that the war that didn’t end all wars […]

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Appeared in North Shore News – November 12, 2010 Each of us is parented, nurtured, pounded, coddled, bullied, taught, shaped, beaten, rewarded, encouraged, stretched, punished, fantasized and immersed by and into the times we live through when young. The Second World War — the “last ‘good’ war” — will never quit me (b. 1934). As […]

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Seventy years ago, civilization hung in the balance — and Churchill tipped it Appeared in Winnipeg Free Press – May 29, 2010 You would not be reading this, nor I writing it, if it were not for the five most important days of the 20th century — 70 years ago this week. Those who lived […]

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