Many people have asked me why Cheryl and I chose to make home in Orlando, Florida. I understand this question considering when most people think of Orlando, they think of Disney. Those that know me, know that I’m not into Disney. It also hosts more business conferences than any other city in the USA. Orlando often tops the list of being the most visited city in the nation and not for reasons I’m very involved in. It’s not thought of as the most environmentally progressive city. Nothing like a San Francisco or Seattle. Orlando is a large urban center, not the most nature-centered place.
And then there’s the state of Florida, one state that makes headlines for politicians that I sit on the opposite side of the spectrum with when it comes to my beliefs on humanity, environment, and the earth as a whole. The state also makes headlines for making it being illegal to live off the grid (not always the most accurate stories), toxic blooms of algae from Big Ag, and schools where it’s against the rule to use the words “climate change.”