After a divorce, I moved to a place about as far from Oklahoma as I could think of: the state of New York. People from the South imagine that New York is a place separated by distance and culture to the point where there is no common ground on which to build.
I ended up living in Peekskill and found an apartment, which was a real accomplishment. Employment was a different story. All the nonprofit hours I had racked up in Oklahoma meant nothing in New York, so I found a job in a bookstore in Mount Kisco in Read more