I've lived in Brooklyn, worked in Manhattan, rarely been to Queens, coasted through the Bronx, and touched my toes on Staten Island. I've had one experience of the city, and it is hardly representative. But it is still authentic.
Welp, the time has come for my annual tradition (of which I have many). Just as I gave my impressions of Nashville, Seattle and New Orleans, it's time to give Boston it's very own report card. As usual, I must give my caveats about subjective experience and the limits of any person to fully experience … Continue reading Boston: Final Thoughts on Bean Town
This is the true story of four strangers picked to live in an apartment infested with mice, to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real... real annoyed with said mice.
This is a pretty common bit of wisdom that gets handed down from the old and wizened to the young and wide-eyed. It's excellent advice, too, if only because inertia is a powerful force, and the longer you put off your crazy, impractical dreams, the harder it will be to ever accomplish them. It's also a trap.
My year in New Orleans has come to its conclusion (can you believe it's been a full year?) and it's time for me to bite the bullet and discuss my experience.
Perhaps I set a dangerous precedent last year when I offered my final thoughts on Nashville. I don’t want to get bogged down in comparing cities and ranking them, as that isn’t the point of 10 Cities / 10 Years. Yet, here I am, in my last days in Seattle, and I feel I’d be … Continue reading Seattle: Final Thoughts on Emerald City
Here I am, my last week in Nashville. And what's the one question I've been asked the most throughout my time here? "How does Nashville compare to the other cities you've lived in?" It's an understandable question. If you're a native Nashvillian, you have a vested interest in knowing how your hometown stacks up to … Continue reading Nashville: Final Thoughts on Music City
What happens to us after we die? Kind of a big question. Or, you know, the biggest question. Religion developed as a means of answering that one question (before tackling other subjects). Heaven, hell, purgatory, reincarnation, Morgan Freeman. We expect that we will experience one of these things when we make our last CO2 deposit. … Continue reading When we die, we will die with our arms unbound