Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Using this, if you heard me speak, you wouldn't pay attention to the fact that I live in Georgia, and used to live in Massachusetts and Maryland, or grew up in Maine. You could pinpoint my family as coming from Kansas and Missouri.
Rick's dad could have corrected this map. The roots of my geeky upbringing run deep.