Have you ever clicked on "Next Blog" in Blogger? It's really quite fun. (Very top of the screen by "Flag Blog" and "Search Blog") A good portion of them are not in English - so sometimes it takes a couple of clicks to get to an English one, but it's always interesting. I was just reading all about this self-proclaimed Hippie women from I believe Vermont. It was fascinating. I don't know her, I probably never will - but now I know about her nephew and her love of Henna art. Consider that for a while and then think about the fact that it used to be that if you moved away from your family or friends you would probably never see them or hear from them again. Back before trains, or reliable mail, or planes, or the internet. My how times change. Maybe our kids kids kids will think this whole internet thing is hooey.
**NOTE** A sweet friend of mine just had a bad experience doing this. She came across a very nasty site. So I'm not sure I can recommend you try this anymore. Do it at your own risk. I am SO sorry Clyde!!!