Love it or leave it? No. Improve it.

This "love it or leave it" garbage is not new. Fifty years ago people were pointing out how stupid it is. Here's proof.

From the July 21, 1969 Chicago Tribune: On the op-ed page, Sydney J. Harris wrote a piece headlined, “The ‘love it or leave it’ nonsense.”

“One of the most ignorant and hateful statements that a person can make to another is, ‘If you don’t like it here, why don’t you leave?’” Harris wrote. “Most people who want to change conditions do like it here: they love it here. They love it so much they cannot stand to see it suffer from its imperfections, and want it to live up to its ideals. It is the people who placidly accept the corruptions and perversions and inequities in our society who do not love America.”

From the Chicago Tribune.

Our new apartment!

I never planned to become a home owner -- it just sort of happened. But it's good to live indoors, and rents are going to keep going up.

Here's two walkthrough videos of our wonderful new space in Chicago. First, right after closing, and next, about a month later after we've gotten some furniture in place.





We've still got some work to do. Since that video we've replaced the bathroom sink, replaced most of the lighting, added more sconce lights to the living room and some other stuff. We've got plenty of more stuff to do, money permitting. We probably will next be replacing the old and beat up window blinds.