This question is directed at anyone who lives somewhere. So as not to discriminate, those who do not live somewhere, but perhaps live somewhen instead, are also invited to participate, but only if they can explain how that works.
It's pretty open-ended really, but a few things to consider:
Even if you frequently move, or do not live most of any given year at a fixed address, I'm still looking for the same basic things: what keeps you in a state of moving around so much?
N.B. Don't feel obligated to answer those subquestions I asked. Photos, words, videos... whatever; answer however you damn well please. I'm mostly just curious about where other TA members are coming from, figuratively and literaly.
I've heard a lot of great things about Vancouver. I was considering going there for school. It sounds like the urban version of the suburb I live in in Toronto!
I live in a very small country in Europe, Belgium. I live in one of it's biggest city's. It's very multicultural. I live in the heart of the city, so it's always busy around here. There is always something you do, at any time of the day of night. That is also why I moved here, to be less noticed. I grew up in a very small town as a member of a very small maroccan families. So everyone knows everyone. That means no privacy. That's why I moved.
I would never move from here, even if I could. I love this city.
The museum of modern arts is around the corner and there is a lot of cool restaurants around here to.
As for religion, most belgians are catholic, but a lot of them don't practice it. The catholic church got a huge dent in their reputation because of all the pedofilecases coming out this year, so a lot of people turn on the church, but most people still believe in God.
Central Maryland. I live there mostly due to family, work and just being comfortable. Granted, the Winters can be colder/snowier than I'd prefer. But I can deal with it. Plus DC and Baltimore are close enough to take day trips. Around here, it seems that conservative and liberal live in well defined pockets. Some ares are very conservative (Beck/Palin fans) and other areas are quite liberal.
I can't say that the community as a whole are accepting to Atheism. But as long as you aren't in the 'sticks' it doesn't seem to be too big a deal to people. Thus far I haven't had anyone blow up over my Atheism, but then again I don't poke those that I know listen to Limbaugh every day. We do have a pretty good sized Atheist group though.
I do like where I am though. Country is close, cities are close, it's pretty quiet, and it's definitely not the Bible belt. lol
If I had my choice of absolutely anywhere though... I'd have a hard time picking anywhere other than England. I've never visited, but I am something of an Anglophile. :)
Greetings to another Ramblin' Wreck!
If you can, take Robert Blaskiewicz's skepticism class. He's an entertaining teacher and a fun guy.