An author’s experience at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and former Nazi German concentration camp.
On a day not unlike today––when the sun refuses to shine, the wind blows cold, and the damp seems to seep into your bones––I recall walking along Parliament Hill. The seat of Canada’s House of Democracy, I am proud to stand beside its beauty and architectural strength on this bitterly cold January day. I’m proud to strike its digital image, but almost fearful to … Read More Ottawa: The Capital of Canada
A day in my life––I walked along the Niagara River, enjoying the wild rush of white-capped rapids, as water travelled down stream, rushing through a narrowing in the gorge. Normally, the cacophony would deter me, but the wet noise only enhanced my view of the power of nature and encouraged my feet to walk further along the boardwalk. The White Water Walk is an enjoyable … Read More Niagara: White Water Walk
When in the Niagara region, it’s common for visitors to dwell on the natural wonder of Niagara Falls, but there are other curiosities to explore. On a recent trip to Niagara, I sought out a lesser known attraction. I found a gem––a peaceful and beautiful garden, complete with my favourite little insects at the Butterfly Conservatory.
“Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” President Abraham Lincoln––The Gettysburg Address Gettysburg. Simply writing the place name brings me back to the day that I visited an american civil war site, where 46,000 to 51,000 soldiers forfeited their lives during … Read More Gettysburg