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My home and adopted land

I am an American citizen, and have been since March 28, 1978.

I am also a Canadian citizen, and have been since sometime in 2005.

I hold rights, privileges, responsibilites and passports in both countries. I feel patriotism towards both. I appreciate so many things about each country, and also have certain things I dislike about each. But rarely do I feel that I must choose one country over the other.

But then comes the Olympics…. and I find myself in a bit of a quandry…when the US and Canada square off against each other,  just who exactly do I cheer for?

Now, I like to joke that “I’ll tell you who I was cheering for after the game”, and that way I can pick the winning team every time. But DURING the game, I still have some issues!

On Sunday, I couldn’t hold back…I found myself gasping when the US tied up the hockey game in the final few seconds and then double-fist-pumping the air when Crosby and the Canadians won in overtime. Suprisingly and without coersion, I had been cheering for Canada.

Perhaps there is some deep psychological reason behind this, perhaps.

I think, however, I have a more simple answer…

I know who pays my healthcare.

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4 thoughts on “My home and adopted land

  1. Jennifer Wilton on said:

    LOVE it! 🙂

  2. Monica on said:

    HA HA HA!! Go Canada Go. Now you just have to get PJ to cheer from the Senators during regular season and we will be all set!

  3. Teara on said:

    That’s so funny because I was actually thinking of you during that game wondering who you were rooting for.

    Love can do strange things. I now cheer on the Packers (unless they are playing the Bears.)

  4. Yes you do honey… yes you do =) And it was such a glorious goal too!!

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