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Where in the World are TGB Readers

blogging bug image While prepping guest blogs for publishing during an upcoming trip, I was startled to notice that in addition to many points across the US, several are written by elders resident in Canada, Greece, Australia, Japan and the U.K.

If you have been using the internet for any reasonable length of time, you probably have friends now in faraway places you've never been and may never visit. We become accustomed to all this internationalism, although the time lag can be amusing.

When I'm perusing email with my morning coffee, it is time for Peter Tibbles' dinner in Melbourne - not to mention that his seasons are the reverse of North America's. I never could figure out what day or time it was there when I corresponded with a scientist who was working in Antarctica for a year. And no matter what time it is here in Portland, Maine, it is almost always tomorrow in Japan where Bob Brady (Pure Land Mountain) lives.

I've been thinking about Bob more than usual recently due to squirrels digging in my deck farm. His garden thieves are monkeys. Monkeys! The most exotic animal I've ever seen around my home is a moose who sauntered down my street during the first year I was here. But monkeys - it's like having your own zoo.

I might never have known there are places in the world where monkeys are yard pests if I hadn't started blogging.

Most Time Goes By readers live in the U.S., but some are scattered around the globe too. So I think it would be fun (and a good bit of relief) to ignore, for a day, Republican sniping at one another; what Nancy Pelosi knew about waterboarding and when she knew it; along with whether Republicans will lose what little Latino vote they have if they try to block the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

Instead, let's give it all a rest and do an informal poll of where we live. There is no special survey page. Just post your city, state or province, and country in the comments. I will then tabulate the responses and have an ordered list with the number of people in each place for us on Friday.

At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Leah Aronoff: And It's Only April.


I'll start us off:

Portland, Maine - U.S.

Burlington, CT - U.S.

Portland, OR - U.S.

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

North Little Rock, Arkansas - USA

Tucson, AZ U.S.

West Island of Montreal, Canada.

Bartlett, New Hampshire, USA

Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA.

Takoma Park, Maryland (right outside of Washington, DC)

Kapunda, South Australia.

Knoxville, TN

Wrentham, MA, USA

Palo Pinto, Texas

Bellevue, Ohio

Houston, TX

Orland, CA USA

Wisconsin, USA

Plymouth Meeting,PA (Philadelphia) USA

Valparaiso, Indiana, USA

Albuquerque, NM, USA

Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Pinehurst, NC

Jefferson Valley, NY - USA

Raleigh, NC,USA

Rowland Heights, CA, USA

Brentwood (not the OJ Brentwood...we are in the far east region of the SF Bay area), California

Steamboat Springs, CO, USA

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Santa Barbara,CA. USA

Ruidoso (south central), New Mexico, US

Albion, IN, USA

East Longmeadow, Massachusetts USA

San Juan Capistrano, CA

North Devon, England.

St. Louis County, MO.


Yardley, PA, USA

Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

Louisville, Ky. USA

Salem, Oregon

San Francisco, CA, USA

Amherst, MA - USA

Vista, CA

Buffalo, NY USA

Centennial, CO--suburb of Denver

Norwich NY

Seattle, WA, USA

Pueblo, CO

Pittsburgh, PA

Swampscott, Ma.

Atlanta, GA, USA

Tel Aviv, Israel and Atlanta, GA (about half the year in each)

And, Ronni, not only are you among the most smart, passionate, visionary, witty, and thorough researcher-bloggers I follow but among the most fun ones (no humorless hand wringing). If not too much trouble, would you include in your tabulated list the names and blogs of the people in those places?

Richland, WA


Inman, South Carolina

Carson City NV

Meredith, NH

Santa Cruz, CA USA

Portland, ME - USA

Are there other regular TGB readers for whom Ronni is just a local call away?

Hertfordshire, England

Canton, OH - US

B.J. Allen
Truro, Cape Cod, Massachusetts USA

Pittsburgh PA

New Delhi ,India

Frederick, Maryland

Derby (near Wichita) Kansas USA

Southern Wisconsin USA

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Ka'a'awa, HI, USA

Omaha, Nebraska

Sausalito California floating home

Chilliwack, BC, Canada

Bellingham, WA, USA

Oviedo, Florida - USA

Saltsjöbaden, Sweden
(suburb of Stockholm)

Tucson, AZ USA

Alexandria, VA

Paris, France

Bellevue, WA

Cincinnati, OH. (I've enjoyed your blog a lot as a new subscriber.)

Royal Oak, Michigan

Belle, MO USA

Caseville, MI, U.S.A

Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA

Paradise, California

Tucson, Arizona

San Diego CA, in Ocean Beach. USA

Westville, Oklahoma

Phoenix, AZ USA

Portland, Oregon

Atlanta, Georgia


Southern MO, USA

South Bend, Indiana

Otsu, Shiga, Japan

South Kingstown, RI

Tucson, AZ USA

Gloucester, MA

Adelaide, South Australia

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