I used to write a blog called Left in Bay Ridge. Bay Ridge is a mostly Republican neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. My wife worked in Manhattan. I was left, literally and politically, in Bay Ridge. This is Bay Ridge:
This past August we moved to Los Angeles. Studio City, to be exact. This is LA:
I call Studio City "The Shire." I'm like a hobbit. I don't leave the Shire. Everything I need is here. Plus, we have yet to buy a second car, so I can't go too far. I either walk or ride my bike.
My wife works in Long Beach.
The neighborhood bleeds Liberals.
And I am Left in the Shire.