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  • Don’t leave home with or without it

I am an American, Chicago-born, as a famous writer once bellowed—and I’ve never strayed far from the city of my birth. Why move? It’s a hassle.

In 58 years, these have been my addresses:

6025 S. Kilbourn
6145 W. 59th
721 University Pl., Evanston (college)
420 W. Melrose
6457 N. Bosworth
6330 N. Wayne
1800 Oakton, Evanston

Can you recall all of your addresses? If you can’t, or if you’ve averaged more than two per decade, maybe it’s time to start questioning your wanderlust.