Phil Gulley: White-Washed
When I asked about the racial history of my hometown, I was told we had nothing to hide. But the truth is much uglier.
There are many things a small town has to offer: friendships, a casual pace not often found in the city, and a feeling of well-being and security no lock can provide. But if you’re looking for privacy, you’re better off in the city, where you can live next door to someone for a dozen years without ever learning their names or knowing anything about them.