Category Archives: History

Remembering History’s Overlooked Children

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future. … Continue reading

Posted in Barnardo's Homes, History, Home Children, social commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Nascent Poet or Hotheaded Murderer?

Review of Big Ledge by Brian D’Eon Big Ledge by Brian D’Eon is that rarity in historical fiction—a story that combines historical veracity with narrative fluency and a deep poetic sensibility. D’Eon starts the tale from its endpoint, with its … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, Books, History, The Kootenays, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deconstructing Empire: a Review of ‘The Emperor’

“Tired, looking as if they hadn’t slept, they acted under feverish stress, pursuing their victims in the stale air of hatred and fear that surrounded them all. They had no shield but the Emperor, and the Emperor could undo them … Continue reading

Posted in book reviews, Civilization, Democracy, History, Political Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment