Values to impart - Rectitude, kindness to dogs, Being tough as balls. A little late for Remembrance Day proper, I know, but I choose to recognize the day by writing about the career soldier nearest to my black and crusty heart: my own paternal grandfather. (It is late because it kept raining on my face.) … Continue reading Ivan Ehler Haiku
When I was your age, We'd walk miles, uphill, both ways, Just to fight Nazis. Remembrance Day is tomorrow, so it seems only proper to dedicate the next few posts to related topics. So let's start with Tommy Prince, the most decorated First Nations soldier in Canadian history. Tommy Prince was born in Brokenhead Ojibway … Continue reading Tommy Prince Haiku
Blackest nightmares of Funeral directors spring From counting red sheep. On my family tree, you can find my Great Grandfather Frank Lewis and his brother Austen. Both scarpered from their upper class British family to make it in North America. The former worked his way across as a stoker and become a union man while … Continue reading Jessica Mitford Haiku
Dog? Or alien Wearing a little dog suit? Riddle for ages. I'm four days into Nano, and I'm not feeling well besides. So I'm going to talk about dogs, or rather a dog again, because it's soothing. Ralphie is one of my parents' two dogs. He is a Jack Russell / Chihuahua mix (or so … Continue reading Ralphie Haiku
As someone who is in her mid-thirties and has friends, I know a fair number of ladies who have spawned over the past couple of years. I also know a fair number of ladies who have suffered from sleep deprivation, but I repeat myself. Breathe easy. I'm here to help. Through years of research, subjected … Continue reading The Childless Woman’s Advice to Sleepless Mothers
Hey, fellow kids! Like many of the 'happening' crowd, I am writing a Nanowrimo novel this month! This, you will agree, is very radical. For this month, I will make history haiku posts (or something comparably delightful and/or informative) five times a week. It's not cool to gamble, but I'd wager on seeing new content … Continue reading (PSA) I am writing a Nanowrimo novel.
"Wow! Can't believe it! Totes p0wned abolitionist! Then everyone clapped." Once upon a time, I did whole week chronicling punchable faces in history. But of course, there are other historical faces in need of punching, so let's revisit that today! Rose O'Neal Greenhow was born in 1813ish in Maryland, the third of five daughters. Her … Continue reading Rose Greenhow Haiku