Book Review: Callsign Hades by Patrick Bury

Rating: 5 out of 5 Category: Military Memoir This book is the very powerful, and at times uncomfortable, story of Patrick Bury’s journey through officer training at Sandhurst, into the Royal Irish Regiment and then out to Afghanistan in 2008 in command of 7 Platoon, Ranger Company, who were stationed in F.O.B Sangin in Helmand … More Book Review: Callsign Hades by Patrick Bury

A very short meta on the canonical relationship between Sherlock and John in BBC’s Sherlock

At the moment, as most of you know, I am researching the British involvement in the current Afghanistan conflict and thus am reading everything I can lay my hands on about our solider’s lives and experiences on the front line. On my way to Paris last week I read Callsign Hades by Patrick Bury (which … More A very short meta on the canonical relationship between Sherlock and John in BBC’s Sherlock

Are you listening?

It is an odd thing, to be partially deaf. There is nothing about me physically that would indicate the fact I have trouble hearing to anyone else and most of the time I am glad of that because, in all honesty, I don’t think I warrant any special treatment. After all, I can still hear … More Are you listening?