I'm residing in Tea bagging country where fundamentalist Christianity and Republican politics run supreme. Any deviation from this could lead to a heated debate and possibly loosing one's job. It's been bad here for awhile but I've noticed that the small minority of open minded folks are nowhere to be seen. Going to a coffee shop or a bookstore was where more accepting people used to congregate. That hasn't been the case in three years or longer. It's sad. To say I no longer feel connected is an understatement. That's not to say there isn't good people here but the prevailing tunnel vision that's the norm in these here parts has become more than I'm willing to tolerate.
“There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” - Linus van Pelt (Peanuts featuring Charlie Brown)
With that said - I bid each and every one of you a great day, a wonderful week,and a marvelous month.