12 February 2011

Hope springs eternal

Listening to: Richard Hell and The Voidoids.

According to Forbes Magazine's article America's 20 Most Miserable Cities, half in are in...California! But of course, at number 15 (drumroll) -- Detroit, Michigan. Citing the same tired but legitimate reasons as always: crime, unemployment and foreclosures, plus school closings. Strangely enough, they don't mention the awful weather!

Chicago, Miami, Memphis (TN), West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale all have higher misery rankings than the Motor City. Surprising, at least to me. On the other hand, how many cities are there in the United States? Thousands?

Let's try to remember that this is, like any other Top Ten list, totally unobjective.

I leave you all with this photo of a roman street corner i shot (i'm pretty sure in San Lorenzo)...

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