On Passing the New Menin Gate – More World War I Reflections

  Who will remember, passing through this Gate, the unheroic dead who fed the guns? Who shall absolve the foulness of their fate,- Those doomed, conscripted, unvictorious ones? Crudely renewed, the Salient holds its own. Paid are its dim defenders by this pomp; Paid, with a pile of peace-complacent stone, The armies who endured that […]

Stigma and “Cowardice” in World War I and Some Thoughts

Today is Easter, the festival of renewal and hope. The story of the crucifixion and redemption is a powerful one.¬†I hope everyone who celebrates has a good day. I’m continuing to work through the novel, and will be blogging more about some of the historical events that inspired it over the coming months. Editing the […]

New Header

I’ve decided to alter my blog header, both because my mugshot was a bit large and Carly Simon might end up writing a song about it, but also because I thought it would be interesting to show some of the WWI propaganda posters that I saw in 2011 when I went to visit the Imperial […]