July 7, 2007
Retirement. Moving. Is it just that I’m older now, and disabled, or are things really more complicated than they used to be? Fifteen years ago, when I lived in Northfield, Minn., an editor in Los Angeles offered me a job as an editorial writer, an offer I accepted on the spot. Within two weeks, I’d given up my apartment in Minneapolis, my graduate program at the University of Minnesota, my job at the Minnesota Daily, my half of our house in Northfield, my marriage and the cat, and was on my way to California.
“Change is always difficult,” people intone sententiously. No, it wasn’t; it felt wonderful.
(This column ran in the Rocky Mountain News July 7. Read more..)