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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Who Are You, Mountain View?

--Santa Cruz Mountain range

Shallow waters run deep 
--Ranger's recent self-estimation

Having an internet presence, no matter how humble, brings the world to your virtual door.  We have been fascinated by the panoply of humans we have met here at RangerAgainstWar, but one remains the silent watcher in the woods, and visits with such gusto that s/he has us wondering ... "Mountain View, who are you?"

We have met musicians, ranchers, cobblers and builders; metrosexuals, transgendered individuals and everything in between. Military heroes and draft-dodgers, scholars and the unlettered, and this feast of humankind has proven the adage that kindness is what truly matters, and civility is the social lubricant that allows us the possibility of understanding. Anonymity is a great gift, for with the removal of proximity and identity one has free rein to explore one's true thoughts; in this sense, the internet has opened a New Frontier over which we may range far and wide, and nothing more than a CB handle is required.

Ranger has met with readers over breakfast with real local Vermont syrup and been invited to bunkers outside of Ft. Bragg to listen to Lili Marlene amongst Jack-booted aficionados (a big "no-go"), and is always curious when on the road to make the acquaintance of loyal readers, and so it is with you, Mountain View.  When we check our stats, you are always faithfully there, day and night.  We imagine you to be, at best, a loyal partisan; at worst, you are a militia whose members throws darts at Ranger's visage.

Well, self-revelation is not mandatory, but you would solve a little riddle if you chose to pop up and say "hi".  We'll never tell.

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Blogger jo6pac said...

Looks like Hiway 9 the silly valley on one side and Ocean on the other. You can stop at Neil Youngs place he lives on the ocean side of the road, say Hi for me.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 4:47:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger BadTux said...

If Mountain View, CA, you are seeing Google at work indexing your blog -- Google's HQ is on Shoreline Drive in Mountain View, as is their biggest data center. Those of us who normally read your blog via Google Reader also probably show up as Mountain View when we do so.

Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:53:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Thanks for the probable answer, BT.

Monday, March 11, 2013 at 6:49:00 PM GMT-5  

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