Sometimes, looking at pieces I wrote in the past makes me cringe, both because my writing seems creaky and my perspective has changed since publication. And while I'm not exactly cringing over this piece, published in the fall of 2007 for Oregon Humanities magazine, I know I'd write a drastically different version today.
Even the housing crash of 2008 seems like ancient history compared with recent tax credits for first-time home buyers and landlord incentives for commercial and residential renters.
Then there's my personal story: I'm finally hunting for a house. I'm in the trenches with other first-time buyers, battling for low-priced fixers that are selling with 24 hours of hitting the market here in Portland.
Maybe I need to write "A Home of One's Own, Part Deux"?