Category: Cross-border perspectives

Taxation as storytelling

Uncle Sam is re-writing my story, and I do not like it. Expats have many reasons for living outside the boundaries of the 50 states. Although some may want to escape taxation, most are ordinary people whose lives took unexpected…

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Traveling with death

Robin in Port Elliot

“I hope I see you again,” she said. We stopped last night to say farewell to a couple who are high on our list of favourite people. When we said our goodbyes, Jill spoke the six words that struck me…

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A citizen of two countries

Giant Canadian flag

A disappointing ceremony The 326-seat theatre was filled to capacity. A giant Canadian flag covered the back of the stage. A piper, a Mountie, and a citizenship judge, all in full regalia, took the stage, accompanied by a colour guard…

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