Monday, May 2, 2011
for the first time in my life, i voted today. i have never played a personal role in the political regime under which i live. for many years i steered away from voting in canada because i thought it may put my american citizenship in jeopardy. however, now that i've lived in one spot for the past 15 years without any plans to wander, i figured it was time. so we walked around the corner to the voting station in the rain. and i showed my i.d. and i did it, marking an X to take part in democracy. i am saddened at the result and the direction that canada will be taken for the next 4 years and beyond. but ultimately i was part of it, and that is a good thing.