I lived and worked in Asheville for 10 years (through the 1990’s).  It looks like I got out just in time!

Asheville, NC — Spiritual activist group Coven Oldenwilde has issued an open call for area Nature-lovers, Pagans, and Wiccans to join them in publicly casting magic spells to stop a developer from destroying one of Asheville’s most beloved flourishing icons: the majestic Magnolia tree in front of City Hall.

Around Asheville: Save Asheville’s Magnolia Tree.

My former employer, with whom I’ve maintained an almost daily e-mail correspondence, told me about this today when I sent him a link to this video that I saw over at the Grouchy Old Cripple‘s Place:

He wants to know one thing.  How do these people have all this time on their hands, and still manage to support themselves?  I pointed out that they don’t – we (the working class) support them.