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Re: [seul-edu] Site@School V2.1 betatesters needed

On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 13:28, Doug Loss wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-02-01 at 12:18, Harry McGregor wrote:
> > Your comment is making me rethink my plans to take my honeymoon in
> > Europe this summer (yes, I am getting married for those of you who don't
> > already know).  Or should I just make sure that I travel on my Canadian
> > passport (yes, I am dual American/Canadian).
> Congratulations, Harry!  Who's the unlucky girl? :-)))

Thanks Doug (if anyone wants this moved off list let me know).

Her name is Heather.  We met in November and it just hit us... No real
reason in waiting, our interests, personalities, and goals just mesh so

She is a music education major at the University of Arizona, going into
Elementary Education.

>   By all means,
> you should visit Europe if you want to (you might think twice about
> visiting Greece in August; with the Olympics there I expect it will be
> crazy).

August would probably be a little bad due to the heat as well.  We are
looking at a wedding date in early June and thus the trip would be in
mid June, probably about two weeks.

>   And Canadian or American passport is up to you of course, but
> don't let anyone make you apologize for your nationality.

I know people in the political activist community who travel in Africa,
they make sure a maple leaf is prominent on their clothing, to avoid
being SHOT at.  An American flag just does not work, it calls more fire
than it avoids, but a Canadian Maple Leaf does.

>   There's
> nothing to apologize for for being Canadian, or for being American.  Be
> proud of who and what you are.  If your country does things you think
> are wrong, work to change them; but don't accept other people's
> approbation when it's based on your origin.

Oh, I of course know that... :)  It's just it's generally not a good
idea to specifically go to an openly hostile environment.

That is the reason that, while both Heather and I would love to visit
Israel, we probably won't be for a long time, it's just not a safe place
to be.

>   As someone once said
> (paraphrased): "Hate him?  How could I hate him; I don't know him well
> enough to hate him!"

Good words, good words.