It’s been a while since I’ve posted, so bear with me as I have a few different topics to update everyone on.
First on the agenda is a lesson in cultural literacy. While today is Veterans Day in America, it is Remembrance Day up here in Canada and other members of the Commonwealth. One interesting fact about Remembrance Day is that many people around town are wear red poppies to commemorate the day. The red poppy represents the flowers that bloomed on the battlefields in the aftermath of World War I. The poppy was used as an emblem after Canadian poet John McRae wrote about the topic.
In other news, I just returned from a weekend in Seattle where I finalized the formation of a non-profit corporation. I will post more information as our plans come together, but I envision that the corporation will be used to help support local Olympic hopefuls such as myself, Will Conwell, and Aretha Thurmond, as well as other deserving athletes.