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February 15, 2013

Chicken Corner is flying the coop

Dear Readers, it's true. Chicken Corner has decamped. Just a few months ago, I believed I might possibly never move from my house in Echo Park, and now here I am moved out of that house and on my way to Cincinnati, Ohio. (Via I-40.)

Packing was all-consuming, and I have to admit I developed blogger's block when it came to chronicling the process or even announcing it -- much as I'm sure you would have loved to be apprised of which box my LAPD "Survivor" cup (from 1992) went into as well as all the other one-of a-kind precious or burdensome objects.

Our chickens are guest-staying with friends Kim, Dove, and Jonathan in Echo Park. In the sping they will come to Ohio. (First, I have to build a coop, then find a way for them to travel, then actually make the travel happen.) For the time being, they are doing well in their new digs.

It's difficult to say good-bye to Chicken Corner. It has been a true honor to be part of LAObserved, and writing the blog has added a dimension to my life that I don't know how to measure. I wouldn't trade it for anything. It helped me see and know my neighborhood and the city where I lived for 22 years. In a way, it gave me new eyes. And a new identity. Who ever dreamed I'd grow up and be able to refer to myself as Chicken Corner in third person? Fate has a sense of humor.

I have cherished the emails I received from readers -- sometimes even the angry ones! Thank you for taking the time to check in and to share your opinions, knowledge, and offer encouragement. Your notes helped shape this column.

Because I'm awful at goodbye's I won't say it -- for now at least. I have a number of Echo Park and LA photos from the archives that I'd like to post before the curtain goes down. So stay tuned. They're coming!

Much Love, CC

FAQ: Why am I moving to Cincinnati? My husband, RJ Smith, has started a job there. He is an editor at Cincinnati Magazine, which is owned by the same company that publishes Los Angeles Magazine, where he used to work.

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