Tag Archives: Australia

The Poppies in My Lapel Bit

I slumbered while we cruised the Dardanelles… I can’t believe it’s already (nearly) November! And within this eleventh month is the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day” – a time and date set aside to mark the end of World War I.  As the distance between us and that moment nears a century and several […]

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO A FOUR-YEAR-OLD BIT

 It was a date that lived in infamy for me – the day I wasn’t allowed to visit Pearl Harbor because I was only four… I’ve since recognized the importance of keeping it peaceful at such hallowed places (at four, I might not have been relied on to do that).  In any case, I think the rules there have changed since my rather distant […]