I just noticed that today marks the anniversary of this blog's first post: 5 days after we closed on our St. Paul house, and 16 days before we arrived in the Twin Cities, in our laden Ford C-Max, for good.
At first I wanted to record impressions while this lifelong Easterner came into resonance with the culture of the Midwest – and the Twin Cities particularly. As the adjustment process has evolved, the blog’s subject matter has expanded apace. Lately I’m writing longer-form pieces with some tie to Minnesota or Massachusetts but broader in scope.
In the last year I have foisted 52 blog posts upon you, writing about neighborhood character and streetscapes, architecture, food (Juicy Lucys, pizza, State Fair on a stick), drink (coffee, beer), Little Free Libraries, and such a deal of skimble-scamble stuff as puts me from my faith.
Thanks to all of you for reading, for participating in my acclimatization, and for contributing to the conversation, here and on Facebook and on Nextdoor.com.