History, Literature, War

“Theirs But To Do and Die”

Some things never change. On 25th October 1854, during the Battle of Balaclava, 670 British soldiers under the command of Lord Cardigan, launched an ill-fated attack upon a well-defended Russian artillery battery and sustained 40 percent casualties in the form of approximately 120 killed, and at least 160 wounded. Fifty were taken prisoner. Also killed… Continue reading “Theirs But To Do and Die”

Loss, War

The Best Way to Memorialize the Dead…

...is to tell their stories. That's what I've tried to do, over the years, with my family members--father, mother, husband, stepson Sam, stepson Mike, friend Colleen, Mr. Right's first wife, and many others I've lost over the years.  Some of them certainly didn't start out as natural allies.  But they ended up as beloved friends.… Continue reading The Best Way to Memorialize the Dead…