hitting the ice one last time this year. knowing that I will be able to jump on the next year (if I don’t screw up). somehow it feels like the beginning of something new. truly a blessing.

Prague 2014

It’s always here colder in February
Once we’re aquainted with the Autumn leaves
We are accosted by the frost and sleet
Never waking up, but barely asleep
Summer was a dull affair
Walking bleary eyed from bar to bar
Trying to summon up the courage to feel the contact of the shallowest heart
So I’m escaping from my ignorance
Less fucking eloquent with every step
I’m going away, I’m going away
I promise you I’m fine
One stumble on an infinite climb

What Happened?

“That all men are created equal; that we, the People can form a more perfect union. … The capacity to shape our own destiny. That’s why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues will always fail in the end.”

Goodbye, Mr. President. 🙁

Remembrance Day 2016

Brigadier-Général Guy Chapelaine, Chaplain General: “Ocean to ocean. We come from different backgrounds, from different religions and traditions. But we are first and foremost united in our duty to remember. … May we continue to build the nation where our differences are embrace as strength. Where our workplaces are free from harassment and discrimination. And where we are resolved to see the wellbeing of all peoples who made this land home as well as all those who have made this land both home and place of refuge.” “… The extraordinary price paid in flesh and blood may finally bring about that day when all people of every nation might enjoy the piece and freedom that you wish for all creation. This is what we asked of you, dear Lord.”