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Posted by Admin
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Canadian Outcast by Expat
My apologies for the recent influx of spam and the length of time between posts. I have found myself in the process of rather larger move (to a state that boasts a *gasp* Boston Pizza!) and time has been passing all too quickly.
Today, my husband and I went to the local Wal-Mart to pick up a few things that we needed to get the house in order to be sold. While we were waiting in line, my husband nudged me and told me to look at the cake that the gentleman in front of us was purchasing. From my vantage point, I could see an American flag drawn in thick red, white, and blue icing.
"Captain America," I whispered to my husband.
We have an ongoing joke regarding the folks in our neighbourhood who adorn themselves in head to toe patriotic clothing.
"No," he said. "Read it."
There, written clearly in blue icing, was "Because Canada wouldn't keep you... Welcome to America, Bob!"
I'm looking for some help… (I tried to do this as an email, but the link isn't working for me)
We're starting a podcast for/by people who have immigrated to another country. We'd like to bring stories/articles by contributors FROM every continent, TO every continent. (i.e., a Mexican living in Canada, or a Scot living in France, a Dane living in Japan, an Ecuadorian living in Brazil, an Australian living in Africa, etcetera, etcetera.)
The "immigrant" category is rather large, examples include: expatriates, academics, aid workers, refugees, foreign businesspeople, spouses of "foreigners" etc.
I've written to quite a few organizations searching for good contributors; journalism schools, international corporations, non-profit aid organizations, etc. I've had a lot of interest, but not a lot of actual work submitted.
I was hoping to find help here in the blogosphere, as you all are prolific writers!
Please help! I need people to contribute articles (2-3 pages), 3 times per year. You may of course choose the topic, it may be light or heavy. Please see the guidelines set out in our website in the "contribute here" section.
P.S. Podcasts will be available starting mid-to-late September, please check us out on itunes; Rabbit Hole Daily. (Go to the website for an explanation of the funny name)