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November 11, 2014 - Phil Hodgen

My grandfather on a camel (1917)

He is the one on the right.  This is 1917 and he was one of the many New Zealanders headed to Gallipoli.  The ANZACs sailed through the Suez Canal on their way to the war and had a bit of last-minute fun before seeing combat.  

My grandfather survived Gallipoli and was sent to the trenches in Western Europe. Again, fortune and (relatively) minor wounds meant he spent time in hospitals and away from combat.

November 11 was always Armistice Day when I was a boy.  Not Veteran’s Day.  Not Remembrance Day.  Armistice Day.

World War I seemed so close then.  Even the Boer War was within reach—in the 1960’s you could meet people in South Africa (where we lived) who had direct experience with the Boer War.  ... continue reading

October 26, 2014 - Phil Hodgen

Thanks RW

We did an update to the website. (More updates are coming but we had to get Version 1.0 up.) I couldn't find my way around the navigation of the old site and I figured other people would have the same problem.
May 3, 2014 - Phil Hodgen

New Hyundai Commercial, Featuring Phil

This is me on Thursday night in the back of John Richardson’s Hyundai, headed for dinner at Stephen Kish’s house in Toronto. Six people in a five-seater? I took the wayback. 🙂

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March 25, 2014 - Phil Hodgen

67 Days Of No New Business

HodgenLaw will be closing our doors to new clients until June 1, 2014 in order to maintain sanity and quality of service.
February 18, 2014 - Phil Hodgen

Pack light go fast LAX DXB RUH LAX

8 days. Goruck SK40 and the stuff in my pockets. Pack light go fast.

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