In an article about the implosion of the summer home market—and how that’s a good thing—Slate business columnist Daniel Gross wrote the following:

I grew up in Michigan, where many of our neighbors had a cottage or cabin “up north”—the vast stretch of the state that was even colder than where we lived. These primitive structures could be used for summer pleasures, like swimming in freezing lakes and swatting away flies the size of hummingbirds, and for utterly mystifying winter pursuits, like ice fishing and cross-country skiing. My parents were displaced New Yorkers. Our primary winter sports were reading and brooding.

And, we’re sure, kvetching.

The Summer Home Bust [Slate]