Thursday, 12 December 2013

Massachusetts or Florida?

I lived, worked, and voted in Massachusetts for thirty years.

1976 to 1984 as a green card holder,

Since 1984 as a U.S. citizen.

As an expatriate English liberal I liked the generous and mildly progressive government of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

As a human being I rejoiced in the physical beauty of my adopted State, especially in the sixteen years in which I lived in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.


In 2006 I retired and moved to Sarasota in Florida.

As a human being I rejoice in our gorgeous (Lido and Siesta Key) beaches.

As a human being I am grateful for Sarasota's Opera, Ballet, Symphony and Theatre.  We are a cultural mecca.

As an expatriate English liberal I am pissed off by the retrograde and harsh "anti-poor" policies of  the Republican party dominated legislature in Tallahassee.


However on this day (12th Dec 2013) when the outside  temperature in Florida at 9:00 p,m. is 60f, I am more than happy to be domiciled in Florida than in freezing  Massachusetts,

But I have a more than a wee bit of nostalgic admiration for the beauty of the Berkshire County Mt. Greylock as seen in today's icy photo.


Mt Greylock MA 12th Dec 2013

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