My (March) Monday Metrical Musings #73

Sonnet #2 -- "Beware the Ides of March!" Beware the ides of March So Shakespeare's Caesar was warned Yet like him we fell right intoAnother bloodbath wrought on us all The month of March 2022 is almost goneStill that warning we heeded notJust look at the war now raging onShakespeare would have keeled over with … Continue reading My (March) Monday Metrical Musings #73

War lesson #2 (of 2) for my sons: In a war, there are NO winners, only losers

It's been a month now, yet this Russian-Ukraine war is still going on. And dare I say, going "strong"! Is the world surprised? Not really. Can the world do anything to end it? Not much. Just ask Myanmar and Afghanistan. I mean seriously, let's face it. Given his track record of self-preservation and opposition-bullying since … Continue reading War lesson #2 (of 2) for my sons: In a war, there are NO winners, only losers

Film Review: When writing and war intersects

With daily news of Covid, calamities, and climate change, these are arguably the worst of times in recent memory. And to make matters worse, not since WW II has Europe and the world seen war like it's now seeing as Russia pummels Ukraine. It does however make this long overdue film review of mine a … Continue reading Film Review: When writing and war intersects

Fiction Book Review #2 – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (YA fiction on the Holocaust)

One of my deepest wishes as a parent was to some day share with my boys about the Holocaust. 2022 looks set to be the year I get to do just that! You see, recently I had declared that one of my secret loves for a new year were new textbooks. But since I'd left … Continue reading Fiction Book Review #2 – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (YA fiction on the Holocaust)