Yesterday, I was riding the elevator, when a long-time acquaintance stepped on at about the twelfth floor. I mentioned to him how I'd enjoyed reading his occasional comments over at Urban Review and we chatted about how the city seems to be getting comfortable with its middling urban status.
He mentioned how no longer are we the city which aimed to be the top city in the United States, or even home to the US capitol as some had hoped. How we're not the place all those dreamers imagined at the time of the St. Louis World's Fair.
Instead we're a modest, mid-sized city with great potential, interesting neighborhoods, solid opportunity, and really nice people.
We're not a Chicago, San Francisco, or New York. Maybe that' s one of our advantages?