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Effing Feline celebrates Memorial Day #8Sunday

I, Effing Feline, know that tomorrow is Memorial Day, a patriot US holiday. In honor of said patriotism, I dug out my sun glasses honoring the US and the other nations in Mr V’s heritage. How many of these flags do you recognize? The first two are easy — along with Great Britain’s Union Jack, […]

Mr V plays for Veterans

It’s now 97 years since the end of World War I, which means it’s Remembrance Day / Veterans’ Day, depending on your nationality. In honor of the holiday veterans everywhere, I’m reposting a blog from earlier in the year.  This post originally appeared on Memorial Day, 2014. <<  ===  >> As regular readers of Mr […]

Mr V plays music for Memorial Day

As regular readers of Mr. Valentine‘s blog will know, I’m not just a writer, I also play the oboe. A few years ago … nearly 20, actually–how time flies … I recorded a concert with the Sirocco Woodwind Quintet, based in Tucson. The occasion was the commissioning of a new submarine, the USS Tucson. Appropriately enough, […]