Browsing All posts tagged under »United States«

Careering Out of Control

November 4, 2013

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In a recent moment of inexplicable self-assurance, I blurted out my intention to run, simultaneously, for president of the United States and prime minister of Canada. It isn’t that I think I could do a better job than either of the two people currently occupying those positions. It’s that I no longer believe anyone could. […]

Dueling with Citizenship

October 26, 2013

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I’m an American citizen, a privilege I acquired decades ago when I was born in the United States. This year, I became a Canadian citizen, too, after filling out a long application, providing additional paperwork to prove that I exist, and paying a fee of several hundred dollars. I also swore my allegiance to the […]

Live, Die, Repeat. But Please Spare Us the Dibbly-Dobbly.

April 11, 2011

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A Brief Discussion of Reincarnation and the World Cup of Cricket. And Heaven and Baseball, too. As part of my attempt to co-write another post about India with blogging friend Priya of Partial View, I watched the Cricket World Cup Final on April 2. After defeating arch-rival Pakistan in the semi-finals, India was playing Sri […]

Crossing the Line

October 4, 2010

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My wife and I are American citizens, and so are our kids, but we moved to Canada twelve years ago. It wasn’t a political statement of some kind. We weren’t trying to escape anything or looking to pursue a different lifestyle. We were just visiting and happened to find a house we loved. In our […]