Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Burma Shave? Better.
So, the signs on the outskirts of Point Arena gave me mixed feelings. Click on each one if necessary to read them. I pretty much agreed with the sentiments which I considered a sign (pun) of an improved social climate compared to what I experienced when I taught there for a year back around 1979. I remember the town as a place of conflict between three main cultures - sheep ranchers and other agriculture traditionalists, Native Americans from the nearby Manchester rancheria, and more recently arrived New-Age types (AKA Hippies) moving up the coast from SF area. Interestingly, a popular book at the time by a local author was titled "Can You Survive Your Escape." Well, I'm happy to report that many people apparently did. There were several really nice new shops including an amazing bakery, the waterfront was interesting with shops and a relatively new pier, and practically no roadside litter. I plan to go back to Point Arena and spend more time in that area. Meanwhile, enjoy the signs.