Future Townie

Andrew J. Pridgen
Where to Live and Grow in the Time of Late Capitalism and Climate Change
Created 29 Jan 2021
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  • This Place in Taos is Everything You Didn't Know You Needed
    05 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    The last 24 hours have felt exhausting, apocalyptic, and affirming, equal parts toxic and tranquil, which I guess you could say is pretty much... a normal start to October (or if we’re really getting ...
  • This Place in Minnetonka is the Definition of Minnesota Modern
    30 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Today is picture day for my seven-year-old boy, a second-grader, the first year where much of the chubby cheeks gives way to longer limbs and more defined features, teeth like a jack-o-lantern, lips p...
  • The Place in Carmel Negates the Prospect of Selling Out
    28 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Now’s probably as good a time as any to start exploring the notion that the biggest speculative real estate market in history* (*yes, even bigger than that one) is happening today as tech companies li...
  • This Place in Baton Rouge May Call to You Too
    23 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    I don’t believe in ghosts as much as I think some places have like a spectral energy to them (which, I get it, sounds worse than saying you believe in ghosts.) But, you know, you walk into some places...
  • This Place in Bakersfield is Still Horny
    21 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    I got to have lunch on Sunday with a pair of old friends I hadn’t seen in years; close to seven is what we figured out. They were in town visiting from up North, and we met at a little seaside hotel, ...
  • This Place in Olympic Valley is All That Remains of Squaw
    14 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    When the Cushing family sold Squaw Valley USA to Colorado-based private equity firm KSL Capital Partners a decade ago, a ripple of skepticism mashed up with a wave of relief (yes, relief!) hit the Tah...
  • This Place in Nicasio Might Be All That’s Left
    09 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    The summer after senior year in high school, I was schlepping around with a local landscaping crew, and my best friend Paul was making sandwiches and spooning pints of pasta salad in a little sweatbox...
  • This Place in Forest Knolls May Look OK on the Outside
    07 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    When my little boy sneaks in to be next to me in the middle of the night, I can be in the deepest, foggiest state of sleep and still know he’s there. I don’t know what it is, intuition, a “feeling,” o...
  • This place in Los Feliz Ought to Be in Pictures
    02 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    I love the movies, but even more than whatever it is projected on the screen, I'm obsessed with the theaters themselves. From the very first flick that I can remember—Grease in the balcony of Bakersfi...
  • Finding Abundance in Desolation
    31 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    One Saturday afternoon, a little more than a decade go, I set into the Desolation Wilderness for my weekly long run. It wasn’t an unusual part of my routine. I didn’t track miles necessarily, just hou...
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