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Re: geography... Poughkeepsie, Schenectady

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  • MIG ARCHEY
    ... Californian. ... California than Boston is from New York: Cucamonga, indeed, is over twice as far. But hey people, LeGuin has resided for decades not in
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      > But UKLGuin is of course not a New Yorker but a
      Californian.

      > 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
      Hicksville.

      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
      roadsigns backwards.

      Mig

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