In Chicago, if you want to have a jam band in your apartment, it’s helpful to have neighbors who are doing equally loud things.
Madison, Wisconsin in the 1980s was a great place for campus activism, but personal experiences around this activism were often complicated. Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, the Wedge Co-op was a little granola shop helping to start Minnesota’s organic food scene. In 2008, they purchased The Gardens of Eagan (located at that time not in Eagan but Northfield, MN) but then sold it in 2015.
In fall of 1988, I went to visit my grandmother in Lakeland, Florida. She was born not just before answering machines but also before the technology of automatic switchboards was widespread.