Happy Canada Day

“Canada Day”

Hip hip hooray it is Canada Day

In our home and our native land

Hip hip hooray it’s a day to be gay

From a government that says that we can

Hip hip hooray it is Canada’s Day

As our leaderless leaders would cry

Hip hip hooray it is Canada Day

Forget the graft, and the cheats and the lies

Hip hip hooray it is Canada Day

With righteousness the bureaucrats hide

Hip hip hooray it’s our national day

Let’s undermine our Veteran’s pride

Hip hip hooray, it’s the Canadian way

To lose sight of a national dream

Hip hip hooray on this Canada Day

To be mired in our regional screams

So sad to say on this Canada Day

To keep integrity and values at bay

So sad to say on this Canadian day

That my country is lost in its way.

Happy Canada Day…but:

According to our government, Canadians have to be diverse and inclusive.  In that vein we must:

Celebrate the homosexual lifestyle, even if only 2.3% of our country claim to be of that genre. Pride must be a permanent year long celebration and not just the month of June, you know;

Israel and Palestinians clash on Gaza border as Jerusalem Ramadan violence flaresCelebrate Ramadan as Islam is the religion of peace, so continue to burn down those Christian churches. It is understandable;

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Celebrate Diwali, the festival of light, but celebrating Christmas is racist;

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Celebrate the Sri Lanka culture, even as the Tamils shut down a major highway in Canada;

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And don’t forget the River to The Sea protests at Univershities across Canada. Most protesters don’t know what River (Jordan) or what sea (Med);

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Celebrate Antifa, BLM and other Marxist organizations. Take a knee PM. We are so proud of you.

For this:

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A black drug addicted felon becomes an American folk hero and global icon. Result? Let’s celebrate:

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Celebrate Greek liberation Day, the Portuguese, Italians, Koreans, Ukraine, (insert country here);


Celebrate Canada Day?

You must be a kidding or you are a

racist, homophobic, bigot, radical misogynistic, right wing extremist…

…and supporter of colonialism, our history and heritage and Judeo Christian values, a creed that built this country and whose citizens sacrificed much.

Yes I am, because the alternative is a nightmare.

How do we repay those who believed in a strong and free Canada?:

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Day 42: Ostabat to Saint Jean Pied de Port

Made it. Safe and sound. This calls for a celebration:

Day started off beautifully. Just look at this sunrise in Ostabat:

Now 22 kilometers to Saint Jean Pied de Port across some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever see:

I arrived and finished:


Last night a real Basque farmer entertained us in song. Of course we had to sing along or hum or yell whatever because Brunet had a very loud and booming voice:


Walking today brought on a barrage of emotions. My friend Ted was right about that. I thought about everything since starting this journey. I thought of my wife, my children, grandchildren, the scenery, what to do for the rest of my life. But it is impossible to remain sad, despondent or depressed about your situation in life when you experience what I have experienced for the past 42 days and the array of characters and individuals, crazy or normal but all unique, that I have met.

I look ahead with renewed hope and optimism. How can I not when walking among these hills,these valleys, these farms, meadows, mountain tops and morning mist. It is a scene that is impossible to describe. Only some heavenly inspiration could possibly capture the beauty and essence that nature has given us here. As I look ahead at the bluest morning sky I have ever seen – a blueness that was captured in my wife’s eyes – deep blue, crystal clear and magnetic – and the sculpted mountain peaks in the distance, I can see a thousand “Davids, “ nature’s masterpieces everywhere I look. This area is unbelievably beautiful. And that is what gives me hope and the will to carry on. God’s gift of nature’s beauty to all of us.

I think of Marijke. Someone I have lost. I feel for my kids and the wonderful mother, friend and fan that she was to them. In her eyes, as in all mother’s eyes,they can do no wrong and like nature’s “ David” are perfect human beings in their own right.  And for that I am thankful. Thankful for the renewed hope that that thought brings to me. I am sorry Mark and Mike for your loss and sorrow but together we can live again in her memory. I know we can.

That is it. No more tears, no more sorrow. Just life!

I can only think of one song that could match the beauty of this morning’s walk:

A few stats:

42 days;

900 kilometers;

Averaged 25 kilometers per day;

990,000 steps

On average I spent about 40 euros per day;

Stayed in a hotel twice;

Camped 10 times;

Had 2 rain days and 6 rain nights;

Never got sick;

Shoes, socks, pants and tees held out. At least I think they did. The “haz-mat” team may think otherwise.

And like a good pilgrim, I suffered.

Tomorrow will be my last post.



More Stuff

Just read Steyn’s article about Canada Day. Unbelievable bit of fluff, that day. What was once a very proud country is slowing drowning itself with self loathing, cultural genocide. Multiculturalism has not worked and will never work if our leaders continue to encourage newcomers to this land that Canada is a post nationalist state and therefore, you can keep your self identify whatever that may be. Canadian – not. U2 can be whatever you want.

The whole world is watching Canada. Well, no. They aren’t. Canada is way below the radar horizon of any country out there

Cut a comment the other day about Dylan. What a great guy. Best ever songwriter. It got me to thinking. Here is an artist with a God given talent that cannot be denied but who: has total disdain for his fans. Has total disrespect for his audience at his concerts – his back to the audience for an entire concert comes to mind. Snubs his nose to those who recognize his talent and contribution to the literary world, i.e., The Nobel Committee. So how can I ever respect an artist like Dylan who has absolutely no respect for me. Aw but he is a genius so his attitude is entirely acceptable. Well, not to me. Besides why on earth would I ever want to go to a concert where I am more depressed coming out than I was going in. Hmmm? Hmmm?

Debunking white privilege in high school homework!  Say what? I never saw any cause I never did mine!

Austria cancels their plan to beef up border security against illegal immigrants after Rome threatens action. What close down the Brenner Pass? No more pasta. Excommunication? What the…Geesh. Where is Guido when you need him?

Clooney moves to L.A from London for security reasons. The refugee, migrant activist want to see more countries bring in more refugees. Just not in my backyard huh George. L.A. Safe? Are you kidding me. More money than brains.

It is a bad thing when your country cannot celebrate its 15o years without “effin” it up in its cloak of Indigenous, post national state claptrap….Damn.