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Fri., May 29, 2009, noon

Country Mouse or City Mouse


The Star Princess sails past the Seattle skyline, heading out of Terminal 30 bound for Alaska.
 (MCT / The Spokesman-Review)
The Star Princess sails past the Seattle skyline, heading out of Terminal 30 bound for Alaska. (MCT / The Spokesman-Review)

I spent a few days in downtown Seattle recently. I love big city life. I enjoy the hustle and the bustle and the anonymity of blending in with the crowds. I love being able to walk everywhere, and the quiet oasises you find in the midst of urban sprawl. Alas, the condos across from my hotel were going for $600,000 to $6 million. A bit steep for my pocketbook. So, instead of downtown Seattle, I'm going to be renting an office in downtown Spokane for the summer. It will have to do.

I have a feeling I'm in the minority among Hucksters. Which lifestyle do you prefer, country life or city life?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.