blindingly sunny Sunday in Black Diamond, Alberta

Okay, this is day 2 of attempting to navigate this blog thing. I am a technical moron so I am having serious difficulty getting this thing up and running but I shall press on. I want to blog on my motorcycle tour of the Western Front in June/July so this is practice.

I hope to keep everyone apprised of my trip as I go, what I’m seeing, what I’m thinking about what I’m seeing, photographs, video and actual history from the 1st Brigade C.F.A., Canadian Field Artillery of which John McCrae was a part from 1914 to 1916.

In other news I’m just about finished the book, The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant. Excellent book. I have always thought of Jon Krakauer as about my favorite non-fiction author but this guy is just as brilliant a writer. He has woven in the mystery of an eccentric, fascinating and tragic character, Grant Hadwin; logger, survivalist, activist and a lot of interesting history of the Haida people and their homeland and the logging industry in the Canadian northwest. I highly recommend this book.

2 replies
  1. evonnesmulders
    evonnesmulders says:

    Looks so wonderful. Your choice of colors are ascetically pleasing. Golden Spruce……. yes, I read it when it first came out. I thought the way he intertwined the history of logging with the story was brilliant. So glad you read it.
    Hello to all my sisters at writing group.
    PS welcome to the blogging world…..


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