The Unintentional Honoring of World War One

Traveling and the Everyday

Sometimes I feel that there is more at play in my life than I am aware of.  Through a series of seemingly random decisions, my husband and I will find ourselves touring through Belgium and northeast France this late August and September for the 100 year anniversary of World War One.  This may have been obvious to some, but it took me a while to see because it was completely unintentional.  

From an email earlier this year by a book club member suggesting Barbara Tuchman’s “The Guns of August” (, to the tailoring of our route to include Paris, our trip has become about more than just biking and beer. After reading “Guns” and recognizing so many of the names of towns and villages as ones that we would be traveling through, I began to dig a bit deeper, buying one book, and then another about World War One.  Then…

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