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Perhaps you’re already in the Tower you seek.

 

                                       A scene from The Legend of Vysallimore.

Perhaps you’re gazing at a place, a Tower, where you feel that life would be better. But perhaps you’re already in the Tower that offers you the most. Don’t always look over the fence at potentially greener grass.  The grass beneath your feet may be the lushest, greenest and most rewarding. And it’s there for you now. This Christmas, please count your Bessings.

December 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

The final page of The Legend of Vysallimore.

On the final page, you will find this verse: “The Red tower is still standing. But where the old Inn stood, There’s now a Holy Chapel, Whose name means triple good.”

That Holy Chapel does really exist. There’s a picture of it here. Triple good refers to its full name. The chapel is now called “The Chapel of the Thrice Blessed Virgin Mary.” Pope John Paul the Second has visited this sacred place.

November 29, 2010 at 6:51 pm Leave a comment

My father finished WW2 at the age of 26. Still alive and well and living in Toronto.

Paddy Hemingway is the one on the right.

MONDAY AUGUST 26TH 1940 16.00 hrs
Pilot officer J.A. (Paddy) Hemingway. D.S.O. baled out of his Hawker Hurricane over the Thames Estuary After combat with Me 109 fighters. He landed safely near the Barge Public house in Pitsea, and his aircraft crashed into the marshes at Fobbing Essex.
Just eight days earlier at 17.45 hrs on the 18th August 1940, P/o Hemingway in Hurricane V7249, had been shot down by return fire from a Ju 88 over the Thames Estuary. He baled out of the aircraft and was rescued by a light ship12 miles East of Clacton, Essex.
In this combat Hemingway lost one of his best pals, Flying Officer R.H.A. (Dicky) Lee.

November 24, 2010 at 2:54 am Leave a comment

Hemingway. What’s in a name?

I often get asked if I’m related to Ernest Hemingway as we have the same last name. The answer is no. Unfortunately. But what’s in a name anyway? In The Legend of Vysallimore, the Knight’s two children are called CorEvan and Sulleva. CorEvan is named after my 5 year old son who used to called himself CorEvan because he heard his own words saying: “I’m called Evan.” Hence he thought he was Cor-Evan. Sullivan is my 7 year old son. Sulleva is the Knight’s daughter. Will this gender swtch be a problem one day? I do hope not. After all, what’s in a name anyway?

November 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

The Red Tower from The Legend of Vysallimore, and The Red Tower in real life!

The first verse of the chapter called ” The Maiden” is the first time the reader learns of The Red Tower. The Red Tower for real stands above the Polish city of Koszalin.

November 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm 2 comments

The Lightning Tree from The Legend of Vysallimore.

This Lightning Tree is “The Legend” in The Legend of Vysallimore.
Lightning trees are burned and blackened by a lightning strike. They are dead.  When one particular Lightning Tree flowers every time there is a full eclipse of the Sun, this creates a Legend. This spectacle can been seen on a narrow strip of sand that divides Lake Jamno from the icy Baltic Sea on the Northern Shores of Poland. That strip of sand is called: Vysallimore.

November 20, 2010 at 1:41 am Leave a comment

The Eclipse. From The Legend of Vysallimore.

EXCERPT FROM THE CHAPTER CALLED:  THE DARKNESS.

For when the moon has crossed the sky

To hide the sun’s full awe,

And when the day becomes the night,

It opens up the Doors.

The Doors some call the Gates of Hell,

They’re locked throughout the day.

But Satan takes his chances well,

And now he’s on his way.”

November 19, 2010 at 11:33 am Leave a comment

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