Journal

Amanda Gorman at the United Nations

I only ask that you care before it’s too late, That you live aware and awake, That you lead with love in hours of hate… Above all, I dare you to do good. So that the world might be great.

It’s not every day that the boys and I spend the evening watching Spider-man Into the Spider-verse. All three of us were glued to this movie. Could this finally be the start of sharing the canonical art list? Could be.

🇨🇦 Finally! Wife’s visa came through yesterday, after waiting for 73 days. It’s been a colossal disruption that has meant the kids are likely going to miss out on the first month of school (making their transition harder), but it’s a short term pain for a long term gain.

Talking about Homelessness with an Eight year old

On our way back home tonight, Zane noticed a man sleeping on the floor. His first thought was to ask if he was ok. Thus began an awkward conversation about homelessness. Being a child born in the gulf and raised in Copenhagen, this type of thing isn’t something he has ever encountered before.

The truth is that I don’t know enough about the situation here in Canada. Why is it prevalent? Are there any government plans and how robust are they.

We both agreed that it was incredibly sad and Zane’s parting words on this was that he wanted to help this man and that he should fight for his life.

I have been unusually quiet recently. That’s because I don’t want to complain. We find ourselves beholden to the Canadian government that has totally failed with regards to the simplest of visas. No priority system or any granularity to know where we are in the system means we can’t make clear life decisions. It’s so shit. So so shit.

📚 Currently reading Craft Coffee: a Manual by Jessica Easto. I typically hate books on cooking (cooking via YouTube is game changing), but this page on coffee harvest times showed it was going to be an education.

September has brought with it the weather change I was expecting. It’s slightly cooler. Got a couple of cloudy days with some rain. Having lived in several countries I don’t take this change for granted anymore. It’s not the norm in many countries around the world.

Drivetest centres in Canada are easily one of the worst institution I have ever had to deal with. Their first come first serve bullshit is so archaic and pointless I don’t even know how to express my frustration. Terrible. Just terrible. Let people book an appointment.

🇨🇦 It’s been an incredibly difficult start to life in Canada. Difficult is a mild way to put it considering that the family has still not arrived here in Canada. The problem? A back log of visas that runs all the way back to several months ago. At first it was inconvenient but manageable. Now it’s starting to have much wider impacts. For a start the kids will not be able to enjoy the first days of school with everyone else. The worst part? There is nothing more I can do than wait and react.

The first piece of writing that I have done in months. Feels fucking great. I really, really missed this. The whole point of taking the summer off to recharge the batteries and regain the hunger, which I am super glad worked as planned.

My favourite part of the writing is blending the historical with the current. The world is an infinitely fascinating place. The issue is that a lot of the good stuff happened before we were born. We would do well to remember that we are standing on the shoulders of giants.

Projects


An all-ages comic strip about Corgan and Alfie who live on the Moon .
Moon Racket!