Goodbye kitschy window displays.
Goodbye city porch sitting.
Goodbye South Loop, Lakeview, Bridgeport, Pilsen, Hyde Park and Logan Square.
Goodbye garden apartment (that's a euphemism for basement, there's no garden) were I can watch all the drunk Cubs fans stumble by.
Goodbye serious winter.
Goodbye kitten-sized rats
Goodbye reliable old post-crit dive bar with your tater tot platters.
Goodbye paper studio.
Goodbye (especially) print studio.
My three years in exile are over and I'm coming home! I will be spending the next 4 or 5 days driving west with my mom and two kitties. See you on the other side of the Mississippi, the Missouri, the Rockies, and the Cascades!