Just published: Repairing the World

I'm delighted to say that Repairing the World: Sheila Kussner and the Power of Empathy, has just been published. This was a work commissioned by a Montreal-based committee, but they gave me free rein to portray the life, character, and achievements of a truly remarkable person I knew nothing about. Famous in Montreal, Sheila Kussner... Continue Reading →

“Jackson’s Wars” on Remembrance Day

On this November 11, my latest book Jackson's Wars is the subject of my conversation with Greg Marchildon on the Champlain Society's popular podcast Witness to Yesterday, "The Artist Soldier," episode 198. You can also read an excerpt detailing Jackson's traumatic experiences at Sanctuary Wood on the Ypres salient in June 1916.

I’m now on mastodon

I've switched microblogging platforms from the bird thing to mastodon, where you can follow me at @dwhauthor@mastodon.social. Hope to see some of you over there. My twitter account remains active (for now) for notifying followers of postings here.

The Wawinet: 80 years gone

On the night of September 21/22, 1942, the 87-foot motor yacht Wawinet sank on southeastern Georgian Bay. Twenty-five of forty-two people aboard that pleasure cruise drowned. As I related in the post "Wreckage," in the summer of 2021, I went looking for her.

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