Monday June 23, 2008  In the Christian Science Monitor: The search for paradise races on
My frayed-at-the-edges town has turned yuppie.
http://www.elabs5.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=o1l,2h9w,er,6076,ffof,22tk,8a18

The town is New Paltz, New York, in the same county where I grew up.

I don’t think yuppification should have been a surprise.  New Paltz is a college town, relatively close to New York City.  (That is, within what a real estate agent would say is commuting distance.)

***Made appointments for a couple of medical tests, after several months of procrastination.
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From a comment I made at http://queenoftheskies.livejournal.com/906669.html:

What I would like to see [in urban fantasy]: 1) More nonhumans taken from myth and legend, rather than from previous fiction,visual fantasy, and RPG manuals. 2) If the supernatural creatures are in and of this world: no more vampire and werewolf governments! 3) If they’re from another world, don’t have them stuck in the Middle Ages. Make Elfland as politically, technologically, etc. advanced as our world.
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On soc.genealogy.jewish, someone gave a link to the German white pages:  http://dastelefonbuch.de

A high percentage of the Gutmans listed have first names which look Russian.  This is not the case for Gutmanns.

Predictably, most of the Goodmans listed have English-looking first names.  Among the businesses:  Pizza Goodman’s.

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