Blog 21 July 2021

The work in progress, “Connor’s Diamonds” is developing very well. On Friday morning, I met with Michael and Angela Claxton and Russell Perry over coffee. My many thanks to Mike and Angela for their kind hospitality. Mike and I have made steady progress on “Connor’s...

The Setting Sun

THE SETTING SUN The setting sun shows weird effects In the depth and profusion of colors Cast upon the oceanic waters. Then when all is still and peaceful, In the liquid light of the moon. It bathes the distant sea. But it is the sunset that promises a new day In...

Blog 7 July 2021

BLOG: 7 JULY 2021 This is the first of many blogs to come. I wish to take readers on a unique journey on which I have embarked. Over the past couple of months, I have been working in a collaborative exercise with Michael Claxton. Mike had developed an idea for a book...

Trooper 289, Bethune’s Mounted Infantry

By the age of twenty-seven, Harry had experienced and had been engaged in the dangerous and hard life of a seaman engaged in the whaling industry from the Antarctic to the Pacific and Indian Oceans.  He had been shot, taken prisoner of war, and was medically...