Carolynn started life as a professional, but now has become a rural activist as a result of her intimate travels spurred at first by school kids. Armed with a charming micro van conversion, and directions from students in Oregon, she headed from Stumptown east to find out about small town America. Unexpectedly, she fell in love with one particular location, Mississippi. So much so that she’s going back. What she discovered changed her mind about “the south.” Now she’s wishing more of her liberal friends could learn what she’s learned. For Americans in the south are pretty much like every other American: they just want to be understood. And respected.