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December 21, 1999Hobbits Hiding
Out in Rivendell
Recently, USA Today ran an article regarding the Y2K bug and
mentioned that many people who are concerned about the implications of the bug have been
moving to self-sustaining communities. One, for example, is Rivendell.
Here's the actual excerpt:
In the United States, communities of
Y2K survivalists dot the landscape. In Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains, the Internet is
drawing people to a self-sustaining community called Rivendell, named after a refuge and
learning center in J.R.R. Tolkien's ''Lord of the Rings.''
I did some research, and Rivendell does
exist. It's a community of home schoolers (like me!) located south of Roanoke, Virginia.