> But UKLGuin is of course not a New Yorker but a
> Both of which are further from Le Guin's neck of
California than Boston is from New York: Cucamonga,
indeed, is over twice as far.
But hey people, LeGuin has resided for decades not in
California but in Oregon and considers herself an
Oregonian. She's even written a book about one of the
streets in Portland, Blue Moon Over Thurman Street,
published in 1993. Of course Oregon, as do all states,
has it's share of unusual and often difficult to
pronounce places names. Most of these are of Native
American origin. That's true of Poughkeepsie, though I
don't know about Schenecdaty.
>And there really is a town on Long Island called
Here you could visit Boring Oregon. (Boring was the
surname of the town's first Postmaster.)
From one who hasn't walked away from Omelas, yet.
Which, as LeGuin says, is what comes from reading
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