Adam is really smart and his writing is funny and thoughtful. For 10 years, he and his wife Mysha lived near us in downtown Gloucester. We’d walk to his house for dinner sometimes and pass his place on walks down for coffee at Lone Gull or cookies at Caffe Sicilia. That all changed when he and Mysha moved to Annisquam. It’s a way different experience over there. Here’s what Adam had to say about the move. It’s a great read.
A Shout from Annisquam
This winter, after ten years of renting apartments in the shadow of City Hall, my wife and I moved to another Gloucester outpost, Annisquam, a few scant miles away. When we told our downtown friends the news of our impending move, they responded in ways typically reserved for a cancer diagnosis.
“My God,” one friend said. “Annisquam. Isn’t there anything they can do?”
As the move drew near, our friends’ initial sympathy curdled into mild reproach. This shift in tone opened the door to their gripes about the 3-mile overland journey between downtown and the Annisquam hinterlands.
“Can we find food along the way,” asked one friend. “Or should we plan to eat the weakest member of our party?”