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My Monday Moves…

Story 2 – Do Nothing: – A young officer, new to the operational area, comes face to face with the effects of war. The battle hardened sergeant explains what happened. Last week I began my Monday Moves series, in an … Continue reading

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Christmas Truce!

Let’s all wish for peace. Let’s all pray for peace, however unlikely that dream can be. It’s Christmas, the day to celebrate hope and tranquillity. Today’s photo reminded me of a unique event during the First World War. Apparently, in … Continue reading

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Beauty – Reason to Look Up!

I can’t seem to shake this week’s challenge. Yes, I was on my knees when I took this photo. I had to look up to get the effect. Yesterday, we called around to the Irish War Memorial because I had … Continue reading

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Nothing… Do Nothing!

“Sergeant, what exactly is he doing?” “Nothing Sir…” The pause prolonged, almost tangible… the air heavy, as if the smoke of 20 cannons expelling their toxin was suffocating any thoughts of reality. “We’ve left him to his own devices while … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget! – War and Peace…

Today is that day again… that day we promise each year never to forget. Then, when the day passes we promptly forget until next year. Maybe, once we have walked those old battlefields and cemeteries we don’t forget quite so easily. Maybe we should set ourselves way-points in … Continue reading

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11/ 11/ 11… Let’s Remember!

There should be a time in every man’s life where he takes a step in the direction of reflection. Why? We are walking this planet… blessed with living our cushy lives, because our forefathers often made difficult, life changing choices. I’ll … Continue reading

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