Meg and I, over an entire year, crossed half the planet – from Ukraine to Canada’s west coast – in order to be together. Most of that trip, from Turkey to British Columbia, where Meg had a home, was by sailboat. We had no other option. We embarked on this endeavor, not just because Meg had some aviation experience and the money to buy a sailboat, but because we couldn’t help but do this. (more…)
This morning I checked my online citizenship application status, as I did throughout the course of more than 6 years, and thought I was still dreaming. “In process” transformed into “Decision Made”. I will supposedly “receive correspondence within the next three months.” Three months to get in touch with me? They also don’t tell you what the decision is! For what possible reason? To keep the torture going a while longer, I figure. (more…)
It really comes down to making, taking, or faking your own human rights, or equality, or dignity, or safety. The fact that there are “rights” at all, means that there is someone (or thing) threatening those rights. Declaring you lesser than they, by not letting you do something that they can. Usually, imposing that inequality for their own bloody aggrandizement. (more…)
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 Canadian department responsible I was issued the document in a matter of hours and we escaped the winter in the nick of time saving our lives and our ship.