Magazine March 23, 2009, Issue

Land Sakes!

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It’s true what they say about ill winds blowing somebody some good. The mortgage meltdown has ripped the halo from homeowners and lifted the crown of thorns that has long pierced the brows of us renters, allowing us to breathe the fresh air of full citizenship.

I am a pariah from way back, a veteran of forms and applications with checkboxes labeled [ ] OWN or [ ] RENT, as well as [ ] CREDIT or [ ] CASH, and [ ] MARRIED or [ ] SINGLE. Checking the second box in each set marked me as Unsettled, Irresponsible, and Immature. …

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