veterans
History & Traditions

The Spirit Lives On

Anzac is a legend, a spirit and it grows each and every year.

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igeland Sculpture Park, Oslo
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Harry does it again. The Redbreast Book Review

Jo Nesbø writes some of the best murder mystery plots and stories you'll find anyway in the world.

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Poetry Challenge for July

Turn on the radio to any channel.
Write a poem inspired by the first thing you hear
(lyrics to a song, a commercial, etc.) A Mother's Lament examines the difficulties many military families face: the re-adjustment phase of Veterans returning to normal life, after the horrors of armed conflict, and trying to deal with PTSD. This is my contribution to the Poetry Challenge that runs until October.

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Proverbial Friday – Global Wisdom

Is there relevance in historic writing from Sun Tzu and Florence Nightingale in modern times? Each week I examine writings and wisdoms from around the world. Join in a lively discussion on the underlying meaning of some of the world's greatest quotes and proverbs. Posting Fridays.

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Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin

"We don't catch hold of an idea, rather the idea catches hold of us and enslaves us and whips us in to the arena so that we, forced to be gladiators fight for it." - Heinrich Heine 1797 - 1858 So says the inscription on the statue of German Poet, Journalist and literary critic, Heinrich… Continue reading Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Proverbs and Quotes

The first proverb is a little obscure, so I am hoping readers may share their thoughts about what the real meaning of this proverb could be? The second, the quotation, was chosen after hearing of reports of increased conflict in the Syrian region.

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100 YEARS ON- ANZAC DAY – LEST WE FORGET

It is a national holiday observed in every Aussie town, large and small, it is a day so sacred that merchants once required special permission to open their doors, Anzac day and its memorial services, honoring our soldiers, becomes increasingly popular with every passing year, and this year, the 100th anniversary is, by far, the… Continue reading 100 YEARS ON- ANZAC DAY – LEST WE FORGET