Nice and simple and without bitterness or cuteness, this description of the author's life in Madison, Wisconsin will help dispel the myths of the Midwest- that is, if you want to dispel them. This in particular, struck me as rightly said:
Broadly speaking—which is the only way to talk about this kind of thing, after all—Midwesterners are, true-to-reputation, kind and friendly, but they aren't particularly warm. Maybe in my narrow-minded, pre-Midwestern existence, I'd assumed that "friendly" and "warm" were the same thing, but it's a distinction I've found unnerving.
I include it on my New Orleans blog because a) so many people travel between the two towns, including me and b) the description of another's town helps me remember why mine is special too.
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