Loved this piece by David Byrne in the Wall Street Journal (of all places)…
Every time I visit San Francisco I ask out loud “Why don’t I live here? Why do I choose to live in a place that is harder, tougher and, well, not as beautiful?” The locals often reply, “You don’t want to live here. It looks like a city, but it’s really a small village. Everyone knows what you’re doing” Oh, OK. If you say so. It’s still beautiful.
His thoughts on Houston (“oil money made physically manifest”) are equally apt.
BTW David, move here! We’ll stay out of your business!