Okay, okay, I babble on about my home city–small, cranky and rusty as it is, I love it, as a person should love and care for anything they feel is theirs in some way, as a home is–but sometimes I fall silent about it on my blog for long periods because even I get sick of my own obsession and passion for it. Today, though, I’m slapping a picture on the blog that made me very happy when I saw it:
I’m not a business person, but I’m more than happy to see that this old town that hasn’t know what to do with itself since the mills left it three decades ago is finally finding its feet again. Sure, it’s the beginning of something, and there’s a lot to wince at and flinch about on the ground in Youngstown, but beginnings are better than endings, which we’ve had enough of here for the past thirty years. I love how the subtitle of this month’s Entrepreneur is questioning, curious, and knowing that it will be a surprise to people who pay attention to cities like this and their histories. And when you open the magazine and see how the magazine has classified or typified Youngstown, it’s called “The Dreamer”. Which is appropriate. And makes me feel that being here is appropriate.
I Will Shout Youngstown has actual things to say about it, though, so you can follow up there if you’re interested.