There was something else I intended to share today. But a story I wrote that was published in August is making its rounds again. [Read the full story here: Why I Left Asheville]
First, big thanks to David Forbes — editor of The Asheville Blade — for accepting and publishing the story. I had no idea that the story would resonate with so many readers. And, to be honest, I did a poor job of promoting the story here and through social media.
A few readers shared their stories in the comment section of unrelated blogs posts due to my failure. Their stories are touching and make me ache with sorrow.
There are many Asheville — shall we say — expats who have similar stories. And, there are many citizens of Asheville that continue to struggle. I hope the story I shared shines a light on the forgotten men, women and families of Asheville.