How The Wheel Turns

When I first moved to California, I found myself explaining to people back in Ohio that California was not as they thought. It’s a complex state, in many ways as complex as a small nation, and the stereotypes and assumptions about it are terribly wrong. In fact, as it is so large, even when true, the stereotypes and assumptions may apply to only a limited geographic area.

Now with the acrobatics of the 112th congress and John Boehner, with the watching of the state of Ohio in the election, I get the vague impression when I tell people in California I’m from Ohio, they’ll want me to explain my home state. I remember when Ohio was just another state, and now it’s in the news again and again.

Meanwhile in the ever-expanding internet age, in an age of social change, California seems rather quaint. We’re in an age of multimedia, Silicon Valley technology, gay marriage, and fusion cuisine.

How things change.

– Steven Savage

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