THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: WAR AND PIZZA – Battling Alzheimer’s With Memories

Guest Post by Stephanie March Even as we sit here, the battle continues.  The evil enemy keeps spreading and threatens to consume everything.  The best defense system in the world cannot stop the current onslaught of devastation.  I am completely helpless against this silent monster that is attacking my territory.  I can no longer claim ...

The Ranting Canadian: “Power & The Glory” by Cockney…

“Power & The Glory” by Cockney Rejects ———————————————————————————— Those years ago our ships set sail to restore England’s pride. Thousands of blokes like me and you, were on their way to die. All their wives and families were told the self same tale. They said it was a privilege, to be murdered for your king ...

The Ranting Canadian: Buffy Sainte-Marie performs for Veterans for Peace and Iraq…

Buffy Sainte-Marie performs for Veterans for Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War in 2008.

The Ranting Canadian: Remembrance Day 2012 at Queen’s Park,…

Remembrance Day 2012 at Queen’s Park, Toronto                              This year, since November 11 fell on a Sunday, I managed to attend two Remembrance Day ceremonies at Queen’s Park in Toronto. First I observed a ceremony at the cenotaph at the north side of the park held by the 48th Highlanders of Canada.  It was a neat ...

The Ranting Canadian: The Harper Conservatives must really hate Canadian military…

The Harper Conservatives must really hate Canadian military veterans.  The HarperCons seem to prefer that our armed forces members either die in action or commit suicide due to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder than live to require healthcare and other benefits. There is no other explanation. If the HarperCons cared about our veterans, they would not have ...

The Ranting Canadian: "The misuse of November 11: How the Harper government exploits Remembrance Day" – by Peter Goffin, November 9, 2012

“The misuse of November 11: How the Harper government exploits Remembrance Day” – by Peter Goffin, November 9, 2012: Excerpts: The greatest trouble with Harper’s Conservatives using Remembrance Day to construct an image of Canada as one of history’s great military powers is not merely that they glorify war. Rather it’s that they intentionally ignore ...

The Ranting Canadian: This Youtube link is “War in the East”, a dub…

This Youtube link is “War in the East”, a dub reggae-influenced song by Canadian punk band D.O.A. ——————————————————————————————————- I wear a poppy and commemorate Remembrance Day to mourn the soldiers who have been killed and injured in the wars, but I also mourn for the civilian victims of military actions, including those who were considered ...

The Ranting Canadian: “Wasted Life” by Stiff Little Fingers This song was…

“Wasted Life” by Stiff Little Fingers This song was specifically written about the Troubles in Northern Ireland, but many of the lyrics apply to almost every military conflict in the entire history of the world, including those still happening. Wars and terrorist campaigns are a wastes of lives, resources and potential. Conflict may be human ...

The Ranting Canadian: No more war but class war. Honour the fallen on Remembrance Day,…

No more war but class war. Honour the fallen on Remembrance Day, but also curse the politicians, businessmen and monarchs who sent them to kill and die in conflicts that, for the most part, have been pointless and unnecessary. War is hell, and those who cause it are devils. Support the troops; bring them home ...

Art Threat: Portraits of WWII Veterans From All Sides – Jonathan Alpeyrie shares 210 diverse veteran faces

The aged faces of men of many nations look into Jonathan Alpeyrie’s lens for his collection of 210 photographic portraits of men who fought in WWII. The goal behind his project, World War II Veterans, on display until May 12, 2012 at Anastasia Photo in New York City, was to reunite as many veterans as ...