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.

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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