Ann Arbor is a nice place. I love student ghettos. The whole vibe makes me want to be back in school, doing something simpler and more focused. At the moment it still resembles a desire for some kind of retreat, to be a big fish in a small pond again, to do something I'm relatively sure I can "win" at. But then there's also the desire for intellectual stimulation; that hunger for community; the realization that a simpler and less expensive daily life might lead to new heights of creation, productivity and happiness. I also like how there seem to be a lot of pretty girls around.
I'll be here trying to boost the naicent MfA community over the top, meaning talking to people, trying to get local press coverage, distributing materials. My new role is motivator/enabler.