Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Trying Not to Just Focus on Silver Fox Joe Biden....


I can't stop smiling. :)

It's bittersweet, of course, because while a lot of the anti-choice amendments were shot down (hurrah!), a lot of anti-gay rights ones passed. Feministing has the round up.

I know I can't be all taking up my blog with American election stuff, so even though it's ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT, I'll stop now. And leave you with this quote: "Rosa Parks sat so that Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so that Obama could run. Obama is running so that we all can fly." - Jay-Z.

So yeah, life goes on here in conservative ol' Canada. :) Clinic yesterday was pretty normal; thank goodness the weather hasn't become too winter-y yet. We said goodbye to one of our wonderful escorts, MR - we will miss you! Good luck in the next great adventure. We are getting two more newbies next week, so the cycle continues.

A lot of our escorts (and a lot of the people in my life in general) have been deeply impacted by the murder of John McKendy. I never met John but from what I've heard, it's a great loss to the STU community and for everyone who knew him. The manner of his death is especially poignant considering how much of his life he spent working towards finding alternatives to violence. I know this seems out of place on this blog but believe me, it's all interconnected. And I just wanted to extend my condolences to his family and his many friends, students and admirers.

As you can probably tell, all my thoughts are a bit convoluted right now. I didn't really have a lot to say about the clinic per say, but I did think it would be good to check in since I forgot to post last week. There was a woman last week who changed her mind, which is always quite dramatic. Well, she wasn't sure what to do so we sent her home to think about it, and rebook if she wanted to. It is tough to see women struggling with such a difficult decision. I just don't know what I would do.

Ah, I'm all befuddled. I will leave it at that. Well, also one more thing that I never thought I would get the chance to say: THANK YOU AMERICA!...for making the right decision. :)

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