My move to the big city

I've been in the Bay Area now for 2 weeks, exactly. It's been enlightening, broadening, frustrating, triggering, happy, sad, giddy, and scary experience.

Finding a place to live has been one of the most difficult experiences I've been through lately. A lot of that is the varied parts of me that feel drawn to different things. I've been mostly looking at studios and one bedroom apartments in Oakland, Berkeley, and surroundings. I toyed with living in SF, although it feels much more costly.

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"Home", sweet "home"

I made it to Oakland last night, after a long, crazy day driving from Blackfoot Idaho, to Oakland. On Tuesday, I'd driven through Yellowstone, which was quite wonderful. But I was getting tired, and cranky, and realizing that I was ready to be done already with this road trip, so I got up early, and drove long. I gained an hour along the way, which helped me get here just in time for dinner.

I'm a bit disoriented, and not quite sure which end us up.

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Big Sky, and The End of Food

I am now west of the Mississippi, in a small town called Windom, Minnesota. One of the things that happened between Indiana and Minnesota is that the landscape changed dramatically. The landscape in eastern Indiana is flatter, and with some fewer trees than the landscape of New York state and New England, but it doesn't really have the big sky.
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My tribe(s)

I have lived most of my adult life in comfortable, progressive enclaves (Cleveland Heights, OH, Western MA, Bay Area, CA – the one exception was Fort Collins, CO,) I have gotten really used to having people around me who feel like, for want of a better phrase, part of my tribe.

Of course, my tribe is really more than one tribe. There is the GLBT tribe. The progressive religious tribe. There is the geek tribe. The crunchy-granola tribe. The academic tribe.

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