The Powers of Place
This week’s eNewsletter feature
was written by
Jim Teague, FPCE communications coordinator.
My son attends college “back east” in Pittsburgh (even though my friends from Boston think Pittsburgh is in the Midwest). Multiple times a year, I drive the eight-hour journey there, with pretty much the full width of Indiana and Ohio to cross in between.
I grew up in Pittsburgh, and each time I make the drive the Interstate takes me past a soccer complex near Cleveland where I experienced a particularly stinging defeat one summer. That was over 35 years ago, and yet I still wince with disappointment each time the field where it took place comes into view.
Every time I drive by, I have to kind of laugh at myself, amazed that the power of that place is still quite real. But make no mistake, place has power.