i think the term mid-west is an easterner's term (who clearly DOES live in the center of the universe) it's mid-way to the other coast where....oh i forget what those....those other states are called...are. ;-)

welcome to this forum. it's neat that you've resisted the digital tsunami...and not easy to do either. as stated above, find yourself a darkroom and watch the magic!! in no time at all you'll be working your way back to the nineteenth century by buying a view camera. hehe...