Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Sometimes I miss it there.

I know I'm a hard core New Yorker at heart but Cambridge will always feel like my first great love. New York Times articles like this one - discussing the commonwealth's attempt at universal healthcare for all of its citizens makes me nostalgic for a place that doesn't get lost in celebrity gossip, Wall Street, shopping and

Why do they recognize gay marriage and we don't?


ellesu said...

Don't you just love a place where you can share ideas (REAL ideas - ideas that matter)? Isn't it satisfying to live around those who are striving to make things better for everyone?

I love it when I find a place like that. One where I can say things I feel are important and not be looked at like I'm from Mars (or Michigan). :) So many people around me try so hard to protect what they have - even though it doesn't make them or those they love happy. Oh, well!

It was such fun reading about your Ben's birthday. :) Y'all are making some wonderful memories in the East Village. It must be painful to even think about leaving. I hope you don't have to.

I think big cities need good people. That was one of the things I think happened to New Orleans. Too many good people found it too hard to live there. Just as I'm finding it becoming too hard to live where I am. Things start adding up.

Dr. Deb said...

Massachusetts is the Spring is especially beautiful!

east village idiot said...

ellesu- thank you for such a nice message. yes, it is important to live in a community of openess with at least some level of commitment to a common good. I guess I make a deal out of Ben's birthday because I feel so grateful to have a child - one that I get along with so well. of course the teen years haven't arrived yet...

dr. deb - Massachusetts is beautiful in the spring - but having lived there for 18 years - i have to tell you that it's still winter there until memorial day!

Deb said...

They recognize gay marriages because they are flooded with gays. (ha) My girlfriend (partner of 12 yrs) and I go to Provincetown, MA every year. It's a huge gay mecca--you probably know of since you love Mass.... But it's more of that New England air that gets people happy- non-judgmental and out of that ~politcal loop~ of hating hypocrites. It's like a different world; that's why we go there.

On another note, you can't help but take in the beauty that Mass has to offer. The Cape is my favorite--- but places like Gt Barrington and surrounding cities are awesome. Can't forget about Boston too! :)