the goodbye

I’m saying goodbye to Dakar, Senegal. Here are the 8 places I’ll miss.

The West African city has humbled me, revived me, and filled my life with music

I’m saying goodbye to New York City. Here are the 7 places I’ll miss.

I’m grateful for the bone-weary ugliness of some of the moments, and for the divine intermezzos in between

I’m saying goodbye to New Orleans. Here are the 8 places I’ll miss.

New Orleans isn’t just a place; it’s an entire culture

I’m saying goodbye to Mexico City. Here are the 8 places I’ll miss.

Eventually, I fell in love — with the city and with another person

I’m saying goodbye to Chicago. Here are the 7 places I’ll miss.

Relocating was the right move, but right is rarely easy

I’m saying goodbye to Pittsburgh. Here are the 7 places I’ll miss.

A year ago, I thought I would never leave the city

I’m saying goodbye to Atlanta. Here are the 6 places I’ll miss.

Now, I crave the city’s tree-lined neighborhoods

I’m saying goodbye to Louisville, Ky. Here are the 8 places I’ll miss.

This town healed me in more ways than one

I’m saying goodbye to Seattle. Here are the 8 places I’ll miss.

The Pacific Northwest showed me that water can make things grow, including a person

I’m saying goodbye to San Francisco. Here are the 7 places I’ll miss.

I hope I never lose California’s relaxed spirit