During her entire record-breaking 70+-year reign , Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II proved to her subjects (over and over) that she was, to her core, a truly decent and caring person – though misunderstood at times , due in part to her unflappable nature and stiff upper lip, […]
Nearly 2,000 years ago, the city of Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. It’s killed over 6,000 people since then, erupting 12 times. Yet, 6.8 million people live around the super-volcano TODAY?
This is the true story of the two Georges of the American Revolutionary War – President George Washington and King George III – and the powerful leadership principles they exemplified, that we can still learn from today!
The world is becoming increasingly hostile to freedom-loving nations like Canada. We can build on existing familial relationships with the United Kingdom, Australia, amd New Zealand to become one of the most powerful trade blocs in the world.
On September 5, 2009, I had the privilege of going on a special one-day tour of all 3 beaches involved in the D-Day Landings – at Omaha Beach (US), Gold Beach (UK) and Juno Beach (Canada). Follow along with me as I share my impressions from this most sacred soil
Tonight, in honor of the great Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which was heavily damaged in a heart-breaking fire, I am reposting my original travel blog posting, for the day that I visited this landmark Cathedral. I have not edited this posting since it was originally posted on […]
UK newspapers The Guardian, The Independent, and the Sun, and many other European news services are reporting today that the Russian Federation has just completed the largest military drill by their armed forces in their entire history. American news bureaus have been largely silent on the matter. The Russians […]
For the first time in over 40 years, and long since the spectre of the Cold War loomed across Europe, Sweden has called its entire Home Guard to begin immediate military drills, to bolster the country’s “defensive and operational capabilities” And they just sent out a booklet to […]
Vladimir Putin has done everything he can, whether consciously or not, to continue the upswing of gold over the last several years. No, we aren’t talking about the medal count at the recent South Korean Winter Olympics, which Russia did not attend as a national competitor. No, this […]
On Thursday, July 6, 2016, President Donald Trump delivered a powerful speech from Krasiński Square in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, to a massive crowd of Poles that greeted him with chants of “Trump, Trump”. The Wall Street Journal said of this speech: The White House description of […]
The steps of the National War Memorial in Ottawa were bathed in the glow of 3,598 candles on Saturday night, April 9, 2017 – each one lit to represent a Canadian soldier killed in the First World War Battle of Vimy Ridge. Canadian Army Cadets then stood guard overnight at our capital city War Memorial to mark the 100th […]
February 6, 2017 marks the momentous occasion when, 65 years ago, King George VI passed away – and Elizabeth II ascended the British throne. We take a moment to look back on arguably the most influential woman of this Century – the historic reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Every […]
There are some today who believe that it’s time to put the poppies away, let go of the past, and stop commemorating Remembrance Day. Some believe it should no longer be a statutory holiday, others say it “glorifies War” – an activity that only the criminally insane would […]
Britain’s The Independent newspaper reported Wednesday, October 5 that 40 million Russian civilians, 200,000 trained personnel and 50,000 vehicles have begun a 4-day “emergency evacuation” drill, ordered by Russian President Putin. The drill was conducted between October 4-7, supposedly mocking chemical, biological and nuclear attacks on the Russian homeland. Did they know something we don’t […]
This past Tuesday, August 9, Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Moscow with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to discuss areas of mutual security interests. At the same time, the Russian President has been making overtures in the media with the President of Iran, urging him to join […]