Utopia? or Just the Way Life Should Be

Driving into Maine on Interstate 95 you will see a large welcome sign with the slogan "The Way Life Should Be." Maine used to be called Vacation Land. Both of these phrases are marketing devices aimed at visitors from away. Advertising designed to pull in people who hold the sentiment that Maine is a great place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there. Being born, and raised in Maine gives me a different, some would say cynical, perspective. Economically, Maine is more like a developing nation playing catch-up, than part of the richest nation on earth. ...more