Posts Tagged ‘peace’

Donald Sutherland to fellow Canadians: “change the government”

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Donald Sutherland, while attending the Toronto International Film Festival, was asked about the Canadian federal election on Oct 19, 2015. Thanks to the Conservative government’s changes to the Elections Act, Sutherland as a resident of the US has been rendered unable to vote and he has been very vocal about it in the media, especially given his feelings about the current Stephen Harper government. Donald is the son-in-law of Tommy …read more

Speed glum heroes up the line to death

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

My grandfather fought a war, but he despised war and all the arms dealers, profiteers and politicians who engineer it. See my 2009 Remembrance Day post about his landing in Normandy, France on D-Day here. Today I just wanted to post two of my favourite war poems. They are anti-war poems by poets who had also been soldiers, one in each of the World Wars. One English, one American. For more …read more

Faded maple leaf at Value Village, $3.99

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

I’m not sure why I bought this last week, considering how much I dislike flags, flag waving, or any other patriotic or nationalist behaviours, or sentiments, or merch, but it was somehow appealing when I saw it in the fabric rack at VV. Probably because it was crumpled, faded, orphaned, abjectly inexpensive, and weirdly, touchingly orange. Also, since it dates from the 1970s, it has all these beautiful old elements …read more