About the big news I mentioned last week. I’m moving to Portland, OR. It was somewhere between a spur of the moment and a many years in the making decision. The short story is that I simply can’t afford to do the things I want to do in Brooklyn. It will always be my home but it’s become quite unlivable for me. It became a constant struggle, not just to make ends meet but also to reconcile the Brooklyn that I grew up in with this new Brooklyn; she of the bizarre glass buildings, 2500 dollar studios and 300 dollar haircuts. And god help me, I was not about to move back to Sheepshead Bay!
Besides which, Portland is beautiful, vegan friendly and a great place for small independent business. It’s also close to things that I love, like mountains! And redwoods! And the Goonies beach! Not to mention so many awesome people. I have high hopes for a new life there. And, most importantly, a big kitchen.