Brit boy rebels by Sailing to Canada to Organize union. I'm still kind of... weird, so today, you've got some family history. The man in the picture is Francis 'Frank' Austen Lewis, one of my great grandfathers. He was born in 1870 to a rich muckity muck family in England. I know his father was … Continue reading Frank Lewis Haiku
Big ol' crybabies Can save the world from Hitler As well as any. (Apologies for my silence lately. I just haven't been feeling well lately. Mea culpa.) It is true that Winston Churchill was a self-confessed 'blubberer', so don't feel bad if you (like him, and me) cry easily. You can still fight Nazis and … Continue reading Winston Churchill Haiku
Sad your stupid words Were twisted, thrown back at you? Cry more, punk premier. Today on Ehler's Choice Week, Nellie McClung! Canadian suffragette and another pick from my sainted mother. Women of other countries attained the vote through hardship, long and bitter campaigns, and the occasional threats of violence. Women of Canada caught their foot … Continue reading Nellie McClung Haiku
If one considers The senators of today, Horse not a bad pick. Today on Ehler's Choice Week, we've got Emperor Caligula. (So chosen by my brother that's most likely to know what to do in the presence of a camel.) A note before I begin: contemporary sources chronicling ancient Rome are spotty as all fuck. … Continue reading Caligula Haiku
Scandalous woman! Seducing kings to the left, Dancing sans drawers! Welcome again to Ehler's Choice Week, where I do what my family says for once in my life. Today, we have Lola Montez, an Irish courtesan, dancer, and actress - and also a possible inspiration for Irene Adler, one of the women acknowledged by Sherlock … Continue reading Lola Montez Haiku
The Golden Temple He'll avenge, with large helping Of nightmare fuel. I dub this Ehler's Choice Week, where certain members of my family get to demand the topics. Today we have one my eldest brother has been waiting patiently for - Baba Deep Singh! (A note before I proceed: Indian history is not an area … Continue reading Baba Deep Singh Haiku
Dreaming of the day Where I'll be fully goddamned Rested for a change I'm still struggling to have a full night's sleep. Even on weekends, I can't seem to accomplish this. My eyes are heavy, my brains are mush. I'm going to have a cup of chamomile and attempt to have an early night. Will … Continue reading What is ‘Sleep’?