Ripples in the Pond

The LA Times keeps a dis­cus­sion board of sorts that cross-ref­er­ences all of the Op Eds. I chuck­led as Tim Cavanaugh post­ed most of the lib­er­al clichés that I missed:

Op Ed: Stephen Harp­er for­ev­er!
David Druck­er, a lib­er­al who head­ed to Cana­da after the 2004 elec­tion, pulls over his Vol­vo, turns down NPR, takes a sip of lat­té, and rolls up his Utne Read­er to announce that even a Demo­c­ra­t­ic con­gress can’t bring him back from the Great White North.
(dis­cuss…)

It doesn’t sur­prise me how my lit­tle piece of humour seemed to inspire every­thing from more of the same (as above), an angry rant from South Dako­ta, some real­ly great emails from old friends and com­plete strangers, men­tions in some great blogs writ­ten by friends in San Fran­cis­co and Boston, and a few snarky com­ments. I was, how­ev­er, sur­prised to see that for a short while, the ‘most emailed’ list to the right of the site’s page for a while looked like this:
Most emailed block on the LA Times

Most emailed? Gee… Look, Ma, I was a Meme!

Update: More blog men­tions in Boston, and here and here in Van­cou­ver. Cool.

3 Replies to “Ripples in the Pond”

  1. Just found your blog by way of L-Girl’s com­ment on Two Moms to Cana­da blog …

    I’m look­ing for­ward to read­ing more of it .…

    Great piece on not return­ing to the US after the recent elec­tions, BTW. Our sen­ti­ments exact­ly, though we’re not in Van­cou­ver yet — soon, we hope!

  2. I read your arti­cle in the L.A. Times Nov 25th on your move to Cana­da. I and my wife have lived in Ari­zona and after col­lege south­ern Calif. We are also think­ing of emi­grat­ing to Cana­da or New Zealand which we vis­it­ed March of this year. I’m curi­ous as to how you and your wife imple­ment­ed your move.

  3. Hi L-Girl — Thanks for the tip to Two Moms to Cana­da. I just went over there and left a quick ‘I was just kid­ding!’ expla­na­tion… Good luck with your move to Cana­da, and if there’s any help or info we can pro­vide, just ask.

    Hi Mark — The imple­men­ta­tion of the move wasn’t all that com­plex. It was real­ly a few vis­its to find work and a place to live, and then a big mov­ing van. There was a lot of wait­ing (which is still going on), and lots of paper­work (which is still going on), but in the end, if you speak Eng­lish and can get a job in your field, you should be able to do the whole thing start to fin­ish in a lit­tle over a year. Of course, some events or sna­fus can slow you down. For the posts in this blog deal­ing with our move to Cana­da, I’ve tagged them ‘Mov­ing’, so click­ing on that tag at the right will list all of them (looks like about 37 at this point).

    When we orig­i­nal­ly told my par­ents we want­ed to leave the US, they had a look at New Zealand as well, and thought it might be a bit ear­ly for us (and ter­ri­bly far). How­ev­er, depend­ing on what you do and if you are up for a real adven­ture, it might be the right place for you.

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