Monthly Archives: May 2014

Thiepval Memorial

Thiepval Memorial is a large monument built in honor of the missing. I believe that it was originally built to give the families of the missing somewhere to go  to mourn and to see their loved one’s name recognized. I have … Continue reading

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Reflections on Our New World Adventure

In the class “We Are Making a New World,” we often talked about how little we know about the First World War and its impacts on the world, but I did not know how great my own disconnect with the … Continue reading

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Last days – for now

Apologies for yesterday’s silence. I was on my chinstrap by the time we finished our awards last night.  I’m very nearly as tired tonight after a lot of driving and a lot more walking in Gay Paris.  But back to … Continue reading

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Flotsam and Jetsam

            I’m kind of a literature/grammar geek. Seriously, the worst fight my best friend and I have ever gotten in was over how often the semi-colon should be used in creative writing. It’s that bad. … Continue reading

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Ambulance

Ambulance wagon: In Flanders Fields Museum

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A full day in the Salient

On the road at 9:00 today, heading Northeast.  First stop, the Brooding Canadian in St. Juliaan, where we had a nice view over the ground where the Germans made history’s first attack with asphyxiating gas on April 22 1915.  Then … Continue reading

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Menin Gate at sunset

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