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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.

Comments

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Seminole, Oklahoma

Austin, TX

No duplicates yet? Does that mean something?

Philadelphia, Pa and Lexington, Ky

Beltsville, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC

Full time on the road. Australia

Boulder, CO

You know where I am – Melbourne.
I may your most southerly reader unless you have some in Tasmania or Tierra del Fuego (or the south island of New Zealand, he said as an after-thought. That should get the Kiwi bloggers writing).

Monroe Township, NJ/Boynton Beach, Fla.

posted by Angie Singer from Bloomington. mn on May 27 at 7:56 PM

Yorkville, Illinois

Walla Walla, WA

Los Angeles, CA

St Paul, MN

Punta Banda, Baja CA., Mex.

Chilliwack, BC, Canada

Hockessin, Delaware - USA

Minneapolis, MN

Kenesaw NE

Northwest KS, USA

Jasper, Texas

San Carlos, CA, USA

Sedona, Arizona

Royston, Hertfordshire, England

Narragansett, RI - USA

Swannanoa (near Asheville), NC, USA

Baltimore MD

Canton, OH USA

San Francisco, Ca

Oklahoma City OK USA

dorchester, ma

Crossville (Fairfield Glade), Tennessee, USA

London, UK

Monmouth, Oregon

Festus, MO (35 mi. south of St. Louis) - USA

Heart of the Ozarks, Pomona, Missouri

Merrillville, IN

Reno, Nevada USA

Chiclana de la Frontera, Cadiz Province, Spain

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

NE Ohio

Worcester, Massachusetts

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Cowtown! Foat Wuth, Texas (er Fort Worth to those who reside a little further east...*smile*)

Dickson, TN

Crescent City, Calif....Northwest corner almost to the Oregon stateline...Redwoods meet the sea..

Claremont, CA

NSW, Australia

Boston, MA - USA

Bangalore, India

Wilmington,Vermont

New York, NY ;)

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