Text and ZoomThere should be a border image of blue and white dog tracks running down both sides of the text and images in the centre. If it is completely or partially missing and you would like to see the page as it was intended you will have to adjust your browser. First lower your text to the "medium" setting. If that doesn't fix the problem then adjust your view by zooming "in" or "out". The page was designed on a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 with zoom at 100% and text at "medium". All this should be solved when I recode to the newest html. I apologize for any inconvenience. Also accept my apologies for any spelling errors. They say that there should never be any spelling errors in this day and age with the powerful computers we use but I strongly disagree with them. Just because a word is spelled right does not mean that it is spelled rite; write?

Gone Fishin' at Long Lost Lake

Gone Fishin' at Long Lost Lake

Not big on traveling in schools this one has found a hidy hole where few will ever see him again but he left behind a few reminders that he was here. I've left them just as they were below.

Silailya Neffana
Namárië an si

Collecting post cards, old letters, stamps and foreign money just to name a few. A few others are Pokemon, Digimon and Magic cards, Pogs, books, bottles, tins, matchboxes and matchcards. Pretty much anything that interests me as I do it for the love of collecting and not to make a profit. Most of these things people just throw in the garbage. DON'T! Please consider giving them to someone who collects. To find out more, and maybe send me a post card, click on the Place Stamp Here below, to go to my collecting page.

Stamp Collecting Page

I wrote this poem in school to serve as a constant reminder that our troops are fighting and dying in foreign lands everyday, not just on Remembrance Day, to give millions of people the chance to live free. May "the powers that be" see them safely home.

Eager men ready to serve.
Brave of voice. Steady of nerve.
You would laugh at jests.
Show eagerness to roam.
But would you stay in hell, so far from home?
Soldiers line up side by side.
Bullets whistle. Nowhere to hide.
You would freeze with fear.
Tremble with fright.
But would you carry on and face the fight?
Brave men charge to meet the foe.
Land mines, bombs,...thin as you go.
You would empty your bladder,
your bowels as well.
But would you follow your friends, deeper into hell?
Fighters in trenches lay belly down.
In pools of blood...red, faeces...brown.
You would vomit in disgust.
Pray for release.
But would you crawl ever forward, refusing to cease?
Tombstones stand, row upon row.
Silence reigns. Poppies grow.
You would cry with sorrow.
Sob with pain.
But would you turn around and do it all over again?

Copyright © 2004-18 Jaradan Brydges

Random stuff from my time at R.C.I.

Hexagram Art.
The art of antiqueing.

Contrast and shading in charcoal.Black & White Art

Pan Flute made from copper pipe
Copper pipe Pan Flute works!

Scary Homemade Catapult Homemade catapult

Ghosts of the Ole Kick & Push
The Old Kingston to Pembroke Railway Line

Copyright © 2009-18 Jaradan Brydges

Final Destination
Final Destination

Copyright © 2009-18 Jaradan Brydges

Sorrow Enough and Time
Sorrow Enough & Time

Copyright © 2009-18 Jaradan Brydges

TOME The Laws That Bind Genealogy Artwork Heraldry Poetry & Song Back to the Dungeon with ye

Wish List

Some interesting links

Class of 2011?
Coming up on a decade already!
Seems like only yesterday we were signing each other's yearbooks.
Feel free to sign again.

Sign my Guest Tome Sign Here View the Guest Tome

You can email me " Privately" by personal E-scroll.

Email me

For less private conversation
send a
"postcard" by snail mail to:

      Brydges Keep
c/o Jaradan Brydges
      1452 Brydges Road,
      Burnstown, ON  K0J 1G0

OR for something completely different
follow the passage below to where you can download an image to make your own postcard or note. Instructions are there to tell you how it works. Pay no mind to Fes & Nes, they just met & are like two kids in a candy shop.


Namárië an si

Browser PerformanceINTERNET EXPLORER 8 PROs -Window Status, ALT quotes & tab icons work. Dagger & ILU cursors work. CONs-Scroll opens instantly instead of slow roll. Orbs rise instantly on mouseover instead of floating slowly. The cause is that the animations run even on mouseout so any that are set to run a limited number of times run out so on mouseover you see only the frame where the animation stops. A work around is to make all animations run "forever" which may work for some but most will appear clumsy or glitchy. Border="0" is necessary to hide border around scroll.
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Anything not working properly or adding flavour to the page is important so I would say that it is a tie.