Staying in L.A.; Choosing to Bloom Where…

Why don’t you move to Florida or Texas? My conservative friends ask me this often, wondering if I’m not fed up navigating my way past the homeless on the sidewalks, or driving the children past the scene of another drive-by shooting, or dealing with the painful and precious Wokeness of my children’s school curricula. These send me tempting notes about housing prices in places like Waco and Williston, noting that while rents are rising around the country, they are nothing compared to the sums we pay in Los Angeles County.

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