We are still searching for a way home.
Our allowable time in this particular country is running out. We have to move on. We don't know where we'll end up next, or for how long we'll go dark (off grid, incommunicado). A friend will keep track of us via satellite, and monitor our firstname.lastname@example.org email. She can forward/relay messages for us, wherever we happen to be on Earth's surface.
It's a Universal Love Story
Where's the movie? We get asked that, a lot.
I Finished my Second Book, Parallel
Today, I finished writing the first draft of my second book, Parallel. I was astonished to discover what it was all about. (More...)
Why We Can’t Stop Running
Elena is Russian. Meg is Canadian. We have been together for 14 years. To stay that way, we must live on-the-run. (More...)
Russian State TV Calls us Fake News
Russian state TV couldn’t stomach my request for Ukrainian citizenship from Ukraine’s new president, so they came up with a lampoon where they ridiculed our story of escape from Russia. The 6 minute news report, called "A Russian asks Zelensky for Ukrainian citizenship in hope of finding happiness with her partner" was aired on Rossia-24 state TV on April 29, 2019. They did all this without a single word from Meg and I. (More...)
Media Reaction to My Requesting Citizenship from Ukraine’s President Elect
Ukrainian media was very swift to publish my address to Zelensky when my request for Ukrainian citizenship cast him as a magnanimous new leader of Ukraine.
When later, I informed the very same outlets that I was refused Ukrainian citizenship, they went strangely silent. (More...)
Elena Pleads for Ukrainian Citizenship
Why Not Canada & What’s Next?
It is assumed that because Meg and I took off into the unknown on a sailboat to stay together and headed for Meg’s home country, we got to Canada’s shore and lived there happily ever after. This couldn’t be further from what really happened. (More...)
Boadicea is for Sale!
More than four and a half million bucks for a seriously-experienced, ultra-high-miles, sailboat might seem a wee bit pricey, but just wait til you see the extras you get with this lady-driven, gem! The discerning shopper knows what we're talking about. (More...)
Heading for Panama
We are setting off for our next long haul journey. Without a country for us, our next closest stop is Panama. Though we are considerably lacking fuel and provisions we should be able to successfully reach Panama in 8 to 10 days.
If there is no updates from us in a couple of weeks, assume, we didn’t make it. In that case, we have no regrets and we lived on our own terms. Elena and Meg out...
When Meg and I were crossing Atlantic ocean on our way to Canada, I had no idea that one day that very trip, Meg’s and my very love, would make it possible for me to connect to so many people, and in every part of the world. (More...)
To set the record straight: our only immigration problem is having spent 12 years of our lives thinking Canada would grant us equal rights. (More...)
We’ve Got Passports!
Well, this is it. We both have passports! Unfortunately, from different countries. We’re pretty much, right back where we started, 12 years ago, but we’ve grown up a lot since then. One way or another, it’s a new beginning to another stage in our lives, and the adventure goes on!
Personal Freedom – a Fast Track to Exile
Time is passing and I am glad it does. It heals the wounds Canada opened by denying me citizenship in my partner’s -- my family’s -- country. I also discovered that the pain Meg and I lived with for more than 6 years -- being played like a fish while Canadian Immigration decides to deny me equal rights -- was actually self-inflicted. (More...)
Canada Refuses to Grant Elena Citizenship.
Okay, we get it, and let’s face it, Canada is really not our party scene!
So... What Now?
It’s been one heck of a run, and we’re still running! We might never stop. We may never be safe. But we are living life on our own terms, and we are free. (More...)
Our Adventures in North America
Just because we clung to North America on an immigration crap-shoot, doesn’t mean we stopped living! We’ve had one heck of a great adventure, exploring this amazing continent. Here’s a few elbow-biting pics to prove it. (More...)
Achieving the Unimaginable
Meg and I spent an entire year crossing this planet -- from Ukraine to Canada’s west coast. We did it to together. We embarked on this endeavor because there was no way could not do this. (More...)
We Granted Ourselves Freedom
It really comes down to making, or taking your own human rights, equality, dignity, and safety. The fact that there are “rights” at all, means there is someone threatening those rights. Declaring you a lesser being than they. (More...)
SOS: Saving Our Ship
In summer/fall of 2017 Meg and I got trapped in Nova Scotia with Canada refusing to issue me a Travel Document. After a reporter spooked the Canadian government department responsible, I was issued the document in a matter of hours. We escaped the winter in the nick of time, saving our lives and our ship.
Here are some photographs from that wild run down North America's East Coast. (More...)