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Special trees across Canada

This CBC article highlights some of the most spectacular trees across Canada. When my novel is published, I'd love to be able to add...

Aix-Noulette, France

Private Ellwyne Ballantyne, 802423, from the 4th Battalion of the CEF, has a grave marker in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension....

Lest We Forget

Ellwyne Ballantyne's life has fascinated me since I first learned of his life story, first through a newspaper article, and then through...

Giving thanks

In Canada, we just celebrated our version of Thanksgiving, a time to pause and celebrate. That means a delicious ham or turkey dinner...

All things remembrance

My neighbourhood names some of its streets after war veterans who were killed in action. They demarcate the act of remembrance by placing...

Writing as a daily task

In Stephen King's masterful book, "On Writing," he recommends that to be a writer, you have to read voluminous amounts and you also have...