A totally sweet article from writer Anthony Doerr (Idaho’s current writer-in-residence) about the city of Boise ran in the April 2009 issue of Smithsonian magazine and on smithsonian.com, and I recommend checking it out. Here’s an excerpt:
Boise, contrary to the notions of Easterners I meet now and then, is not located in Indiana, Ohio or Iowa.
See?! Isn’t that awesome?! And so true!
In all seriousness, though, the guy writes one mean (by which I mean FREAKING AMAZING) article about our fair City of Trees, and he does it in a ridiculously descriptive way that makes me want to cry because I can’t yet write half as well. Oh well, at least somebody is living up to his potential, right?