Dec 272011
A Waterloo Veteran in the Canadian Wilderness

I have written an article about James Ormsby’s family and their experience in the Canadian wilderness. As I have mentioned in other posts, James was a private in the British Army and he commuted his pension in return for land in Canada. You can find my article on the Waterloo 200 web site:¬†

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Apr 062008
Traces we leave behind

[Originally published on Familiar Strangers blog] Surprising, I can find a meditative place while endlessly searching Google and databases for the names of my ancestors. And in this place, I have thought a lot about the traces that we leave behind from our lives. The traces aren’t what you would expect and they aren’t something [Read more …]