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Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Coming Up Orange, Part II

Writing In Orange does not, it turns out, refer to one's Crayola preferences. Instead, it's an interesting new blog devoted to encouraging random and not so random acts of prose and poetry from and about Orange County, CA. Orange County has much more going on than one might gather from the movies. It is a post-suburban laboratory, swimming in cultural pluralisms and dissonances, heats and beats, live bait and dead presidents. I learned the other night that I know people who know people who hire people to drive their children's car pools—car pool chauffeurs, if you will. I learned the night before that 16% of the county seat lives below the poverty line. Orange County fairly bursts with writerly inspiration. Kudos to Joel Sax for his efforts to let it loose on the Web.

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