How Far?

How far would you go for someone you love? How far would you want someone else to go for you? 

What do you mean by that?

Geographically: Would I fly to another country where I have to go through customs and all that crap?

Sexually: Can I still do IT? I don’t even know! How far could I go?

Legally: Would I risk going to jail for someone?

I don’t have children so that leaves out the selfless ‘I’d do anything for my kids…’ instinct. I’m single and have no romantic love. No more pets; I’ve loved and lost many and won’t do it again.

I guess I would drive as far as I can go, visit, and get home again on my day off. Well, maybe stay the night.

I would like someone who would go to ‘town’ for Indian food do the driving. It’s far and I don’t drive high.

Like my mom used to say, “Don’t expect anything and you’ll never be disappointed.” (yes, she did)

After a failed marriage and realizing how low my self esteem was; I made this move to look after myself. “I’m the love of my own life, its’ all about me!”  However, it’s been 7 or 8 years now and it’s wearing a little thin. The honeymoon is over….. I’m starting to bug myself.

I would like that “over the moon” feeling again.


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Take Me to the Moon.”

Route To Their Roots


I’m sitting in the middle of an historic event right now. Yesterday the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point voted to accept the $95 million dollars from the government in settlement for taking their land for 73 years. The land is finally turned back over to them.

I live In a strip of land between the divided Reserve. Not only are they divided geographically but there is also division within. At the onset of WW2, Stony Point residents were pushed into Kettle Point. Now many of their descendants feel the land should be returned to them and not include the residents of Kettle Point. There could very well be trouble when the barracks, now occupied by the descendants, are slated to be torn down.

The Band is planning on re-opening Ipperwash Park and building a cultural center on the spot where Dudley George was killed. I, for one, am excited about the future here.

Tomorrow there is going to be walk between the two reserves. There is a notice that all band members can meet at the plaza tomorrow morning and walk from Kettle Point to Stony Point. It’s called the Going Home Walk.

I just feel really good about this. I feel hope for a future here where people have more respect for First Nation culture.

Unfortunately, I am white and I have to work tomorrow. But I hope I see lots of people on my way to work tomorrow, walking to Stony Point.

Holy Crap. I can’t edit but I can add on. “I’m white and I have to work tomorrow” I could get beat up for a slur like that!  Tomorrow is Sunday. All those people walking have the day off work because it’s Sunday. I work in a grocery store so I often work Sunday. I’m sure glad I caught that and cleared it up.
Like I said, I hope I can wave to the many First Nations people who take the Going Home Walk tomorrow. I hope it blesses this land.