It can happen.
There are lots of terrific things about this city and the Inland Northwest. And it is possible to find yourself feeling almost giddy about the bounty of local wonderfulness.
That, of course, isn't always the best state of mind for evaluating reality. So how do you keep things in perspective? How do you keep your feet on the ground?
Do what I do.
Just recall a letter to the editor from this spring in which a writer used "diversity lovers" as an ill-disguised slur.
If that doesn't work, just spend a few moments thinking about our lineup of local elected leaders. Surely there are a few names there that will bring you back down to Earth.
Happy to help.