The next time I cross the border from Canada into the United States will be when I run the New York City Marathon on November 4th. I was lucky enough to score a lottery entry to the race. I'm also lucky enough to be a dual citizen so I get to cross the border with ease. Marathon training is painful but it's a funny kind of self-imposed agony of the privileged. And then there is the real agony of people forced to cross the border under dire and life-threatening circumstances because they have no other choice and are now being treated in the most dehumanizing way by a brutal and reactionary government. So I'm hoping to use my marathon race/training to raise some money for Border Angels (https://www.borderangels.org).