Well, little did my husband and I know we were trendsetters. I thought we were getting too old for that, but apparently not.
Anyway, it seems that moving to the country in search of a simpler way of life has caught fire amongst the Baby Boomer set, and is all of a sudden trendy. I'm even old enough to remember when it was trendy the last time around.
Country living and/or the rural lifestyle has achieved such cult status that it now has its own term: "ruralpolitan."
The best part is that AOL News has seen fit to publish my article on this rural phenomenon on their op-ed page today. I'm pretty excited.
You can read the rest on AOL News. Check it out here: http://www.aolnews.com/opinion/article/opinion-baby-boomers-seeking-a-simpler-life-move-to-rural-areas/19560051
By the way, Gina Misiroglu of Red Room (that saintly person) put me in touch with the AOL people, which is one of the fabulous ways in which she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors (that's us!).
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Battered Women's Shelter, SPCA, Healdsburg Animal Shelter, Nature Conservancy