Robin, we only had two people contact us so we ended up tacking ourselves onto a session in a town about 35 minutes down the Coast....where the total number of people showing up was only 11 (including JJ, me and the host). That wasn't surprising, I guess, and it was still interesting - although obviously I don't see much of a future for the Occupy movement here on the edge of the Bible Belt.
Hey Toni, you must really love your life where you are to be able to put up with all those Newt supporters. But, I have found that if we stay off the topics of religion and politics, most people are nice. Some of them are even wonderful.
My thought is that the workers of the world are gradually understanding that they do have more power than they realize and will continue to work towards a more equitable society for all. I am optimistic.
Apr 18, 2012 - 8:30AM
Re: 99 Percent Spring
Robin, I live in a great beach community on a barrier island. Just off the island is America's oldest city, a charming European-like town that dates back to 1650. I know many kind and lovely people, and there is much I love about living here. But most people are Southern conservative evangelicals, and the narrow mindedness does get to you. It's tough to be an old hippie here! We would have moved back to California years ago, but my husband's dad lives about 4 hours south of here, so we can visit easily on a regular basis to check up on him.
Robin, when we first moved to Florida we were down south, where it is hot and humid year round. Up here on the northeast coast, we actually have a little bit of a variation - mostly hot and humid, but a few weeks of actual spring and a very short winter that is usually in the 60s, but that has been know to throw a few freezing nights our way. Today, it's 84 degrees.
I was raised in Manhattan, spent a couple of years in London, and lived in L.A. longer than I have ever lived anywhere, so I consider it "home" - at least it's the place I'm so homesick for it hurts sometimes! Can you imagine? Homesick for traffic and Valley girls!