I was born here, raised here, went to Europe and college and then came back here. I am lucky to have found my place early. My personal history is layered into this landscape. I know it and will defend it how I can. Walking to downtown, and bicycling around town are among my favorite things. Since I don’t trust bicycling with my baby in lanes with traffic, my bike riding has been limited lately. My hope is that someday my family and friends can walk and ride a bike in our town on paths without cars on them.