Canada doesn't have a team in the current World Cup and have only qualified once, back in 1986. But this doesn't stop us from watching and cheering on the participating countries. In some ways I think not having a team of our own allows us to engage with the competition on a more international level. We can cheer for the team of our homeland, or land of our ancestors, or the spirited underdog, or a country we've visited and/or admire, or the team of a player we love. And thankfully there's tons of World Cup time left so we have a lot of games to look forward to.
I'm also looking forward to spending next week visiting the Random Buzzers forum, answering questions about The Lighter Side of Life and Death and writing in general. I'll be there starting on Monday so if you want to drop by and have a look here's the link:
But Mia is also stunningly brave and hungry for a real connection with someone. At first it seems as though her mother's new boyfriend (played by Michael Fassbender who awed me in Hunger where he played IRA Hunger striker Bobby Sands) could be a positive influence on young Mia but as their relationship veers closer to boundaries that shouldn't be crossed we begin to wonder if this is yet another problem for Mia rather than part of a solution.