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Memorial Day and a Look at Gallipoli from the Air

If the above video doesn't run, view it at this link on YouTube. It's weird for me to see poppies at this time of year, on people's collars. Veterans groups sell them. Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. Growing up in Australia, poppies were reserved for Remembrance Day, November 11. One of us would […]

Strong Language Warning—A Bit About How Language Is Changing on the Internet

If you don't have a sense of humor, don't care about language and how it changes, and don't swear, forget this post and move on.  Really, right now, click away. But if any or all of that applies to you check out "OMFG! Sweary Abbreviations FTFW!" by Stan Carey. My friend Wendy sent the link […]

Great Moments in Court Room Sketching

"Gentleman of the jury"—Judge Maddox turned to the twelve men—"you will be conducted to this house [where the murder was committed]." With that, he sent them to fetch their hats and overcoats. Captain Methven and the rest of their police escort cut a path through the crowd as the jurors filed out into the cold […]

Remembrance Day: Thoughts in 2014

Above: Video about Shell Shock which emerged during the First World War. If the video doesn't play go to this YouTube link. (And from there you can also see the links to the other three parts.) I spend Remembrance Day in quiet contemplation with the phone off. I think that my November 11, 2010 post […]

Dates in History: The First Battle of the Marne

I have a friend who is an historian. Everyday she sends me a little update, ostensibly to let all her friends know that this single person is OK and we don't have to go and feed her cat. Often, because she owned racehorses, the updates are about horse racing. On September 10 she sent out […]

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