Brian14 - (Brian Blackburn)Member since March 16, 2009
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- Comment on Where the words mean most (2010-11-11 16:54:24)
High FlightOh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941
This was my father's favourite poem, he flew Lancasters during WWII as a 19 year old. I recently came across a photo of his graduating class from Flight Academy and every face in the photo was circled in either red or green... except for my father. Red signified confirmed dead and green signified missing in action. Talk about beating the odds! Unfortunately his time ran out last month so today is the first time I can't personally thank him for the sacrifices made by him and his brothers in arms. Thanks to all who have answered the call of duty.
- Comment on Heroic (2010-05-24 16:53:32)
(Right now) Hey! It's your tomorrow
(Right now) Come on it's everything
(Right now) Catch your magic moment
Do it right here and now
It means everything
- Comment on Round 3, Game 1: Flyers crush Habs 6-0 (2010-05-16 10:42:26)
Scott Hartnell is already looking past the Canadiens.
- Comment on On and on and on … (2010-05-12 12:19:32)
Crosby's favourites.....Ben Doone and Philip McCavity.
- Comment on Hal Gill’s status still uncertain, Martin says (2010-05-11 20:26:57)
Recap of the first 6 games heading into tomorrow's showdown.
- Comment on Audio: Game 5 pregame highlights (2010-05-08 17:32:17)
...Our Saviour, Jaroslav Halak.
- Comment on Halak’s greatness, graphically displayed (2010-04-30 12:32:56)
...and the last word on the Habs / Caps series goes to David Lee Roth and Van Halen. Happy Trails!