What I wrote in this blog post in 2010 holds pretty true in 2014. Interesting to read that this my turning point to try the Lutheran church.
Originally posted on Janet's thread:
People keep asking us how we are doing, settling in to life in America, and more specifically life in Seattle. Various impressions are swirling around in my head. And my head is different from Ian’s, obviously. So here we go – a few thoughts and impressions.
I/we have been particularly struck by the wide disparity of incomes here in the Ballard area (approx. 5 miles from the downtown part of Seattle), hence a close suburb. I grew up in Belmont Mass., approximately the same distance from the center of Boston, and our home in Dundrum was approximately the same distance from the centre of Dublin. One of the charms of Ballard is the great variety of housing and the owners or renters approach to gardening. But what we can’t get used to is the amount of vagrancy, particularly along Market Street. There are people who are decidedly disreputable looking. Some…
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