I have been amazed at Indiana after being gone again for half a year. This place is unique in many ways.
My family and the town of Orland as quiet and boring as any city in the world could be. No crime, no strike, no drunks in the street, no prostitutes. None of the thinks that I have started to realize is normal in the world.
While they the Maoist Terrorist want to kill a friend of mine in Nepal, and the drunks are stumbling up the steps to the dorm in Amsterdam, and my other friends are paying 1000-2000 Baht to buy some woman in Thailand the little town of Orland has three major situations.
1. People are raking leaves. Probably burning when they should not. I can hear the lawn mowers.
2. The Volunteer Fire Department has a new station that is about a big as any major city in the world, except this town only has 500 maybe people.
3. The coffee club is getting old, the Mexican are moving in to work at the Chicken processing plant, or the Mushroom farm.
Only big thing of interest for me is that the mobile home around here are similar to the huts around the world...
Oh yea, they all complain about the rich, the universal conversation around the world.
If I had a girl friend to complain about I would stay a week or two longer.
I am now plotting to buy a mini-van in the USA for about 1000 Dollars that I an roam around the country in about 6-12 months from now.
I am a good mechanic and I can ditch the thing if anything big happens. My friend Scot and my Nephew Bradley do not know it yet, but I have assigned them the job of locating and buy a mini-van for me.