I’ve never seen the house that stands down the long lane, but a small sign stuck by the side of its mailbox gives me pause. That sign simply reads, “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” It’s not a sign created by Green Day’s marketing team in homage to their song of the same name. No, this one is unique, and it looks homemade. Since I pass this house frequently, I noticed the owner took the sign down during the holiday season. But now, in the season of winter chill, it stands securely in the mud and grime.