Yes I'm in Akron, OH, living temporarily on a red brick street and a relatively new generation of trees. I've attended one of the local mediation groups, been to a dance performance at Glendale Cemetery (watch for a future, published --I hope -- article on this) and re-joined the excellent public library.
There are some Boston things I miss - our CSA, VanGuarden Farm and little pick up co-op called VeggieGals, the Boston Globe comic page, our front yard full of flowers and of course, numerous friends and those who, only what a young friend back east described as "old skool lesbians", constitute family.
I'm thinking about black youth and organized violence (WI and Philly), the British riots and the ludicrous reactionary policy of the Brits to evict the families of rioters from social housing (they learned that from us), and the extremes of Gay marriage -- leave Bert and Ernie alone -- and wouldn't it be better if Sesame Street was encouraged to have muppets advocating for social and economic security for everyone, regardless of the legal privileges of marriage (and divorce). More on some, if not all of these subjects soon(ish) I hope.