There seems to be a cultural value that’s placed on some traits, and a stigma that’s attached to others. Someone has a strength, and because I don’t, that is a… weakness. Is the opposite of having a strength having a weakness, or is it having a different strength.
Today I stood out on my walkway with Child. It was a lovely warm day where I am. We stood and waited for two honour flights to pass overhead – one flightpath went over cenotaphs, one over cemeteries where veterans now rest. I asked him how it felt for him to not be in his […]
I don’t have any sassy intros for this list. This list is about remembrance. It’s about support for the Armed Forces. I’ll be listening to it as part of my observances; perhaps you will too. Lest we forget.
There’s a house, not far from mine, that is painted in tribute to the Canadian Air Force. Consider the commitment you have to feel to do this. Your neighbours would be in an uproar because of the perceived property value concerns, yet, your desire to commemorate outweighs what *they* think. I walk past that house […]
When I was in grade 8, we had to learn a poem. When it was my turn to recite mine, which was The Naming of Cats by T.S.Eliot, the bell for recess rang. So I blasted through it as quickly as I could. It wasn’t a good presentation, but it also didn’t eat into our […]
Friends, I needed to take a several-days-long break from my technology, apologies for the break in the project. Instead of trying to catch up and just piling on a bunch of stress where my mini-break just got rid of it, I’m going to give you a Round Up of some interesting Remembrance-related articles that I’ve […]
Sometimes the finish line isn’t actually the finish line.
Usually on the Feast of St. Hubert (patron of hunters, dogs, and archers, amongst other things), I reflect on animals’ roles in war. But my anxiety level is jacked because of our southern neighbours’ election day, so the pithy thinkythoughts are just not coming. I know that I can avoid the coverage for a while, […]
Today marks the last day of the triduum of Allhallowtide. All Souls to the RC kids, and Dias de los Muertos to many others. The Day of the Dead celebrations include visits to the cemetery and altars at home to honour ancestors and absent friends. In some communities, there are celebrations in the local graveyard […]
All Saints is one of my favourite days of the year. The day we celebrate saints known and unknown. Sometimes, it’s easy to recognize saints – y’all have heard me talk about Anthony (Patron of lost things), Raphael the Archangel (patron of the medical professions), St. Michael the Archangel (Patron of Soldiers, the Military, and […]