There are many reasons why I love SF. The love affair begin long ago when I was a bike messenger downtown and continues today. When I was at the coffee shop I read the headline from the local newspaper listing as having some controversial event. Immediately the barista commented on a Digg party they encountered at a hot club along the coast. Later on today as I headed to the airport via the BART I was petitioned by the Socialist Worker newspaper.

These are things I never had in the Midwest. Am I willing to pay the high price of living here just for these small nuances of social life? Well, yes, these and the wonderful landscape that surrounds the Bay.