The war in Britain against Hitler was won by many, but especially by two remarkable voices: that of Winston Churchill and that of Vera Lynn. Both voices reminded Britons that in those very dark times they possessed resources of courage and hope. Continue reading “We’ll meet again, Vera Lynn”
The previous post [“Life on a little island” March 26, 2018] reminded me of the times in the 1990s that I spent on Nova Scotia’s legendary Oak Island (shown above). Here is my tongue-in-cheek story about one particular trip to that mysterious place.
One of the many recurring lessons of life I have found is the one that points out how little we know or understand of other people, of their personal experiences, struggles, accomplishments and thoughts. This was again reflected in a series of published stories Continue reading “Life on a little island”
There seems to be so much “fake news” these days, one hardly knows what to believe from the regular media, social media, or the talk in the town. I think back to something a skilled teacher once taught me about “truth.” Continue reading “Fake news and physics”
The only “Han” I ever heard of was in the Star Wars films but I picked up two books about a man called Han van Megeren. I started with The Forger’s Spell — A true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the Twentieth Century. Continue reading “The great Vermeer hoax”
There was a time when the town of Yarmouth, situated at the far southern end of Nova Scotia, was a leader in teen pregnancy statistics, drunk driving, and youth getting into trouble in other ways. Continue reading “Kidzact: Choreographing a better life”
What did he see? We have a pretty good idea of it. In January of 1191, the famous English crusader king from the Robin Hood stories, paused in southern Italy where he Continue reading “Richard Lionheart looks into the future”