The Road Trip: Off I Go

I've rented a car and the first leg of my trip will be a roughly 7 to 8 hour stretch taking me to Nashville, the 6th city of my project. It's been 2 years since I've been there and I'm excited to reconnect with my old friends.

What Exactly Is New Orleans?

Since moving to New Orleans in September, I've been struck by how very town-like this 'city' is. It's decidedly lacking in the metropolitan aura of Chicago or Seattle, or even San Francisco which, at not even 50 square miles, is tiny but feels big. (By contrast, New Orleans is nearly 170 square miles.) This is … Continue reading What Exactly Is New Orleans?

Looking For Work in Obama’s America

It looks like I have a job here in NOLA. After less than a month of looking (the first two weeks were a wash as I was exploring the city and anticipating a visit to Kansas), I'll be getting back into the food service industry that I prefer. My situation obviously isn't what one might … Continue reading Looking For Work in Obama’s America

Seattle: Final Thoughts on Emerald City

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