I’ve been fumbling around with topics for the next Hardscrabbler post for a couple months now, and none of them are working out. Recently, it occurred to me that if I were spending less time in front of the computer, I could spend more time outside riding my bike and socializing. Since then, the idea of bringing The Hardscrabbler to some kind of conclusion has had a really strong appeal.
I’d like there to be a conclusion, just to give myself the satisfaction of having formally “finished” it, but a real conclusion escapes me. Maybe it’s fitting. Neighborhoods don’t arrive at some final stage of development, so you can’t claim to have finally figured one out.
There are still a lot of great things unfolding in Bridgeport. But I’ve shared the most interesting things I have to say about them for awhile. Now it will be nice to just sit back and live here.
I owe a formal thanks to all the people who took the time to share their business for an article The Hardscrabbler. The blog's readership is modest, but I hope readers who do stumble on it will be impressed by what you do, and how your collective presence makes this neighborhood exceptional.