This essay was originally published on May 21, 2010
This weekend is the “May Long Weekend” here in Canada. Really, it’s Victoria Day on Monday, the celebration of Queen Victoria’s birth, in addition to the celebration of the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth’s, birthday. I’ll say it this once and get it out of the way: “God Save the Queen”. Do I have to turn in my US passport now?
I’ve long been contemplating the differences between my two countries and I’ve found the more similar they become, the more different they are. Does that make sense?