David Brooks has an excellent 2-part article (part1, part2) in the Weekly Standard, called "Patio Man and the Sprawl People." It's quite long but well worth the read. I won't bother summarizing it here, but reading it made me think of some of the friends I made in college. Many are now married and moving into nice, new, shiny suburbs. (Hi, Dan.) Meanwhile, I live in the armpit of Silicon Valley and am not sure where I'd really like to end up someday.