Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

01 Jun 2003, 10:42 a.m.

Sumana Homesteading Update

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

My time at Salon has only reassured me as to my future there, and it gets tiring to live an hour away from Leonard and forty-five minutes from work. And lots of my friends are moving away from Berkeley, so it's not as much of a saddening thing to be across the bay from the remainder. So I decided to move earlier than I'd thought.

After viewing a few adequate places, I snagged a beautiful three-room apartment just a few blocks from the Balboa Park BART station, with non-outrageous rent and a sensible-seeming landlord. I'm moving in this month, and hope to stay there for at least a year. Heck, any new job I get will probably be in SF, so I don't feel too much anxiety about entering into a long-term commitment. Yeah, the immediate neighborhood lacks excitement, but I work downtown. That's what glamorous Salon parties are for.