Sunday, June 29, 2008

Coming for a Visit?

Some friends and relatives are coming to visit us in Crescent City this summer. They know we left the BIG CITY and live in a small town not far from the border with Oregon.

How small? Depends on who you ask. The following article will help you understand our own confusion on this:

Census Story

As a math guy, the most interesting component of the story is that, having annexed the prison, we've basically doubled the population. Now, they're not really in Crescent City and there's only been one escape I believe, but that does mean that there's at least one killer/rapist/gangster/drug lord/Hannibal Lechter at the prison up the road for every man, woman, and child in town.

Don't get me wrong. I don't know anyone that worries about that in my town. Still, I can't help but be reminded of the pre-Civil war towns in the South that wound up with greater slave populations than free populations and the concerns that gave rise to.

None of this is supposed to keep all our friends and relatives away. Come on up and see us. The Dude is wagging his tail in anticipation. These are just the musings of a former academic with a computer and a blog.

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