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  • Morf Morford

    I like the scale of my city. We're far smaller than LA. Maybe two degrees of separation between most people. I live across the street from our former mayor and I know most of the city council members. I love/hate my city as one might love/hate some annoying relatives.
    And yes, I've been to LA several times. Love the cultural scenes and even some of the seedy parts of town. The lack of respect of history bothers me. And the inability to escape the city get to me. I live a short drive (or even bike ride) to deep woods and clean (but cold) beaches, even nearly pristine islands.
    I complain about my city, but I'm not sure I could really stay away for long.

  • Morf Morford

    nI'm on my city's local neighborhood council. We act as advisors on immediate low level local issues. It's frustrating, tedious and enlightening. This urban life is incomprehensibly complicated....but I wouldn't have it any other way. And I still look longingly at career options in other places....;-)

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      What do you like about your city though Morf? Have you been to LA by the way? I feel like you'd have mixed feelings.

  • Ben Goldhirsh

    interesting. I find my relationship with cities moves through phases. first being impressed, than being lonely, than building a community, then questioning if this is the place to be. of all the places I've been, LA has been a place where I've felt most invested. Partly because of work and family and friends but also because i feel like it's a city where I can play a role in its future. It's pretty flat and open in that regard and that's something special.