Tag Archives: city living

Simulacra

The best thing about living in Chicago is when people come to visit. They always ask how we like living in the city and it’s always somewhat embarrassing to answer truthfully that, except for work, we rarely go downtown. In … Continue reading

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Growing Up, Or Not

I’ve posted about my younger siblings before. I write about them so that I have some concrete examples when I say everybody from my hometown gets married young, makes babies, and then never leaves. It’s not just my siblings. It’s … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Be Going Home

As the only member of my family not living in the suburban town near Phoenix where my parents bought a house ten years ago, I often find myself defending city living. Sometimes I’m just trying to convince somebody to move … Continue reading

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Ambivalent

This post is about Chicago. For the most part, I am not ambivalent about our adopted city. I wholeheartedly embrace it, flaws and all. Today, I’m feeling a little more torn, though. The Good:¬†Yesterday, Husband and I visited the Art … Continue reading

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