June 16, 2004
I am evaluating the city, I realize. I am wondering if this really is someplace I could live. It is a very different atmosphere than the east coast, and in many ways, I quite like it. In other ways, something is badly off-kilter and I can't quite put my finger on it. Some of it is the lack of green on streets, especially in residential areas. In New York, there are either big planters or smaller trees planted between the curb and the sidewalk. Here, there are small parks dotting the landscape, but no real transition between street and building.