Review: My War Gone By…


I think that Anthony Lloyd’s autobiographical book on his experiences in Yugoslavia as a photojournalist is, hands down, the best book on war that I’ve ever read. There are better books, to be certain, on commanding troops in combat, that help to understand the nature of a particular conflict, or on the theory of war. … Continue reading Review: My War Gone By…

Private D.S. Taylor


This short article was produced by Captain Jon Link at 32 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters, based on research that I conducted after finding Pte Desmond’s grave in a local cemetery. Toronto – Nearly 75 years after his suicide, Private Desmond Taylor of the The Queen’s York Rangers RCAC 1st Americans was remembered by members of … Continue reading Private D.S. Taylor

14 June 2018


I’m privileged to have the opportunity on 14 June 2018 at 7PM to speak at Lambton House about the role of the Queen’s Rangers in the construction of Dundas Street. My focus is going to be on how this particular route fit into John Grave Simcoe’s vision for the colony – which at times was … Continue reading 14 June 2018

Ranger Anthology


The Queen’s York Rangers have a long and fascinating history, stretching from 1756 to present day. The most interesting part of this is the personal stories of individual soldiers that reflect their inside view of the larger events of history. I’ve decided to put together an anthology of these stories, tentatively titled “Rangers in Operations,” … Continue reading Ranger Anthology

New B&B Edition


Well, we finally managed to get the “Fall 2017” edition of Blood & Bourbon out the door. Was it painful? A little – though the commitment made to all the writers, artists and photographers who were accepted helped us to make it through. The launch party at 3030 Dundas West showed who amongst our fans … Continue reading New B&B Edition

Review: Vividly Diverse Haiku


Tanya Bailey’s recently published collection of poetry, “Vividly Diverse Haikus,” contained some surprising lessons for me. I think that most people connect with haiku through their own experiences of grade school English. Trying to make a poem that fit the 5-7-5 rhythm and still made sense could be challenging, although the restrictions seemed arbitrary and … Continue reading Review: Vividly Diverse Haiku