January 25, 2016

BW photograph of a backyard in the middle of a snowstorm

Copyright 2016 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

We all make them.

One of the more significant is where to live.  It is often said that the three most important factors in choosing real estate are “location, location, location”.  (As an aside, and this is a very important aside, not everyone has the opportunity to consider location as a factor-as described in this book.  The author, Ben Rawlence, was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air. In addition to that, poverty in highly industrialized countries, like the U.S., also makes the “choice” of where to live one that is extremely limited.)  However, there are many, many other factors that come into play, some relatively small, but considerations nonetheless, when deciding on a home.  For example, at one time, I wanted/needed a house with a certain amount of space, a big enough back yard, and, yes, in a certain geographic location.  The house that fit the majority of the important criteria also came with a long driveway.  Times change, and most of that original criteria no longer applies.  When there is three feet of snow to be moved, is it very easy to question the choice to remain.  The obvious point is that other criteria provide the motivation to stay, or, on the other hand, to avoid moving.

BW photography of a rail and steps after having been shovelled out

Copyright 2016 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

Making the choice to stay means dealing with the consequences.  Given this recent snow storm, what comes to mind is the movie Meru.  If you are interested, this is a documentary well worth watching-especially within the context of choices.

Take care.



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