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Friday, July 01, 2005
# 8:11:00 AM:

Canadian revolutions

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[Canada Day]I forgot to mention one more thing that happened yesterday: After I carried the stitched-up one from the car into the house at 12:30 a.m., I forgot to close the car door, so it was yawning wide open all night. And it rained. And two huge moths decided to hang out inside, only revealing themselves when we drove the car around in the afternoon.

Yet in many ways this has been a good week. For example, more than five years after an initial controversial church wedding spurred action, and two years after proposing a bill, Canada's parliament passed a law permitting same-sex marriages across the country. While the debate seemed endless—there's no way I would call it "fast tracked"—as a social policy change, five years is pretty quick. As far as I know, none of my gay friends is planning to get married anytime all that soon, though.

Even more revolutionary, then, is that apparently you don't need to wait an hour after you eat before you go swimming. I know a lot of people planning to go swimming soon.

Happy birthday, Canada. We're doing well.


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