Tonawanda News — In the most recent recession (I’ve lived through several of them), the term “staycation” came into vogue; it meant “vacation” from work or school or whatever, but “stay in town” because one couldn’t afford to travel. My pity these days is reserved for those who are boarding the planes and trains, hitting the highways and generally going someplace, putting up with no lack of inconvenience for the chance to see something, even though they already know what it looks like.
No doubt there are things whose impact doesn’t transfer to second-hand experience. A launch at Cape Canaveral. Niagara Falls. Holding your grandchild. For the rest, I have enough life experience to know how travel feels, and not enough familiarity with the delicious feeling of having it all available to me, on my time and space.
Stay at home and have the world come to me. People, this is civilization.Ed Adamczyk is a Kenmore resident whose column appears Fridays in the Tonawanda News. Contact him at EdinKenmore@gmail.com.