My office is hardcore into Halloween. There’s contests for team areas, and for dog, individual, and team costumes. Right now, I’m sitting in “Andy’s Room” and the pod next to me (also my team) is Pizza Planet, complete with our claw game that you can use to pick your treat (tattoos, and stickers and pencils […]
Holding vigil has been a part of my life forever. When I was young, it was the time when, after a family member died, you circled the wagons to mourn together. Others arrived to pay their respects, we celebrated a life passed, and at the end of the vigil period, we moved on, having taken […]
On our way to Vimy Ridge, we passed through villages, with Canadian flags decorating their buildings. One village in particular, Givenchy-en-Gohelle, was rife with red and white.
I had the privilege of going to one of the first days of the Invictus games in Toronto a few years back. I watched the competitors file out onto the field, some with their companion animals, some with prostheses, some with damage internal. It occurred to me that every competitor was there because of a […]
Happy Diwali, Friends! Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, a 5 day festival peaking on the darkest night between mid-October and mid-November. It’s one of those wandering holidays, based on lunar calendars, like Easter and Yom Kippur. The new moon happens today, which makes it the darkest day. A few years ago, Diwali fell […]
Last Post by Robert Graves The bugler sent a call of high romance— Lights out! Lights out!” to the deserted square. On the thin brazen notes he threw a prayer: God, if it’s this for me next time in France, O spare the phantom bugle as I lie Dead in the gas and smoke and […]
Yesterday marked the beginning of the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign in Cambridge. Raise your hands – who knew that? Anyone? Anyone? Beuller? I know about it because I still sometimes get waylaid emails for the cadets, now that I’m not the chairperson anymore. There wasn’t any announcement in the Cambridge Times. Nothing on any of […]