Thursday, July 1, 2004

Bienvenu au Canada!

Welcome to Stratford, Ontario…and since MSN has yet to figure out a way for accounts from the USA to work here, I’m not going to be able to do much blogging without racking up a ton of international calls. Right now I’m routing this through the MSN dial-up number in Toledo, Ohio, and that can’t be cheap. Sorry about that, but what can you do, eh?

I’ll keep a diary of the shows and my impressions of being in a nice place without having to see pictures of Bush and his minions all over the news. I’ll give you an update when I get back to America on Sunday night – the Fourth of July.

Today is Canada Day – the 137th anniversary of the Confederation. I think they treat this day the same way we do the Glorious Fourth – fun celebrations, fireworks, and generally enjoying their life in a free country. (I have never liked the chauvinism we Americans have about “freedom.” Canada is, in some ways, more of a democracy than the USA. And they’re not so damn smug about it.)

Anyway, enjoy the rest of your week and weekend, and I’ll be back with a full report and review of the plays I’ll be seeing at the Stratford Festival of Canada.