Month: June 2016

Poetry

Halt

A tree across the road, the expected thing stops happening. The volley evaporates them into the forest like the mist or the deer whose skins they wear. The shrieking, from another world, but the lead pierces the boundary.

History

Who Would Have Thought It?

Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. – Proverbs, 16:18 Four decades of service in His Majesty’s Coldstream Guards had given Edward Braddock courage, intelligence, and toughness, but it had failed to embed in his character the one virtue he needed most: humility. Braddock was the […]