Tag Archives: the Great War

Asylums & Libraries: “Unheard Voices of High Royds”

“Laziness … Mental Excitement … Novel Reading …” – Reasons for Admission 1864 – 1889 The first time I visited someone in psychiatric care, they were in Wayne County Hospital, in Westland, Michigan. Known throughout the state as “Eloise“, I … Continue reading

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Life, Death, & Poetry

“A flag! A flag.” – Edgar Lee Masters There are times when none of us are able to do anything, anything at all, that helps. That saves. That can heal, or help start the process of healing. As someone who … Continue reading

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The Rainbow Connection: 1917 – 1919

“The doughboy he went over the top / Because he had no place to stop…Hinky, Dinky, Par le voo.” – Mademoiselle from Armentieres I am the third owner of the helmet shown in the photo above: the fourth, if you … Continue reading

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