Ruth Conniff - off to Mexico

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Ruth Conniff - off to Mexico

Postby bdog » Fri May 26, 2017 9:26 am

Why I am leaving for Mexico

My first reaction was wow finally someone has the guts to follow thru on leaving the country due to Trump. But she explains the reasons are only partly political, and she and her family plan to return next summer. Ideologies aside, not much to argue with here:

I think it will be incredibly stressful and that we are a little nuts. But most of all I think our kids will get something very valuable from the experience: the sense that there is more to life than the culture of middle-class striving here in the United States that seems to have soured so rapidly in recent years; an understanding that the world is a big place and we reside in a pretty puny and relatively privileged part of it; the idea that you can, and should, take big risks in life and that things can change dramatically, dizzyingly, and that you can learn new skills and survive.


Good luck. I hope to see a report of your family's experience when you return.

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Re: Ruth Conniff - off to Mexico

Postby jman111 » Fri May 26, 2017 9:49 am

Good for them. Sounds like a fantastic life experience for all. We'll look forward to seeing them back in the neighborhood next year and hearing about the adventure.

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Re: Ruth Conniff - off to Mexico

Postby Cadfael » Fri May 26, 2017 10:01 am

Well, they're planning to come back. I don't doubt that in the back of their minds is the notion that if things go from bad to worse here, they won't have to. If we didn't know last spring that a lot can happen in one year, we sure as hell know it now.

I'm still processing the notion that Mexico is now a plausibly safer and saner place to live than this one but one should be flexible when one lives in interesting times.

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Re: Ruth Conniff - off to Mexico

Postby Beaver » Tue May 30, 2017 10:07 am

Don't drink the water there.

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Re: Ruth Conniff - off to Mexico

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue May 30, 2017 10:13 am

Beav, is that from first hand knowledge? Ever been to Mexico?

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Re: Ruth Conniff - off to Mexico

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue May 30, 2017 11:12 am

Au revoir comrade!

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Re: Ruth Conniff - off to Mexico

Postby Mad Howler » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:22 am

Dog?!
You're letting Mrs. Conniff off that easily?!
Son of a gun - I think that you know we've all been 'done'.
'Been good to know ya'
Shit - sucky sucky -> sucks
We could talk about what looks right to most,
But that - even if it happens - is a waste of time.

-M.H.


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