My apologies to regular readers for not posting lately. We took a short vacation up in North Georgia. Went fishing and climbed a mountain. It was our daughter’s first summit, with many more to follow.
And, well… We have decided we are going to move.
We currently live on the east coast of Florida, which is being inundated with people moving down from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. I do not think these folks are as liberal politically as many people assume (they are moving to a tax haven, after all), but I honestly cannot take being around these folks anymore. Their sniping, their road rage, their general nastiness. They are filling every public space with it, physically and online. I am accustomed to putting up with snowbirds, but this year, the snowbirds decided to stay. The only thing that has kept me sane are the abundant hiking and biking trails and a tandem kayak. But we clearly cannot raise a child in this environment.
We are looking at moving to the Gulf Coast of Florida, which seems to be where all the families (and actual Southerners) are headed. We booked a trip to the Ft. Myers area next week, and will probably drive up and down the coast from there. Hopefully it will fit our expectations, otherwise we might just say fuck it and become permanent residents of some Caribbean island.
All this is to say, don’t expect a lot of writing from me until we have all this sorted. I am still trying to work on my education books when I have a spare moment.
I hope all of you are doing well and are finding things that make you happy these days. We are getting close to the election, and the one thing I can say from taking a lot of road trips lately is that Americans have definitely red-pilled hard. Even in urban areas, I did not see a single Biden sign. Not. A. Single. One. “Elect me, and I will have a mandatory mask mandate, schools will be closed forever, and a California politician will be a heartbeat away from the presidency” does not seem like much of a winning platform. I think Americans are over all the sabotage, dysfunction, manufactured crises, and pettiness, and they have chosen a side. And it’s the side that wants to make America great again.