A beautiful, elegiac, but not-very-sanguine piece on Upstate New York’s past, present and future appeared in today’s Huff Post. It’s penned by Barbara Gunn, Upstate native and current Middleburgh resident. Gunn really captures the aesthetic allure of Upstate, though she doesn’t really differentiate between what it means to live in Rhinebeck, say, versus Utica. Still, is it really so grim? And does Irene’s destruction offer any sort of opportunity?
Here’s hoping the Huff Post does a follow-up or rejoinder.