But I don't know if I could bear to go back to Ann Arbor where I lived for nine years -- undergrad and grad -- because it's so idealized in my mind. Those years in my late teens through mid twenties are the stuff of myth now and many of the places I adored: The Blind Pig, Trattoria Bongiovanni, The Brown Jug, Dominic's -- if they're not gone, they're sure to be too different now.

(approximate dates 1983-1985)