All this change plays out differently on a practical level than it does intellectually.
We have lived in Minneapolis for 13 years now, but both my wife and I have lived in this area for most of our lives. So we always have had an understanding if not an affinity for this great city.
Alas, we are thinking the impossible: It might be time to move on.
We live in the Bryn Mawr, in my opinion the greatest community in the city. It’s close to everything we love and is home to the best neighbors we’ve ever had. That makes this no small decision. Admittedly, part of the reason is that now that I have had more than 70 trips around the sun, we think we want to find a nice condo somewhere and get away from a lot of the pains of owning a house.
But there is more to this than just downsizing, and that’s the dilemma; we feel we need to leave the city.
I like to fancy myself as either a conservative liberal or a liberal conservative. You know, one of those Americans who are hard to tell apart and who once were the norm in our society. Anyway, I also like to think that I avoid the old-man syndrome of hating pretty much every aspect of change and the younger generation who are, of course, going to ruin the country. (Unlike us baby boomers who have managed things so well.)
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