Recently Anthony Lauriello, graduating senior at Rice University, here in Houston, wrote about coming here from out-of-state expecting to find a “grimy, uncultured place”, a huge mega-city sprawl where burritos didn’t come splashed with green chili.
During the 4 yrs. he has lived here he found himself growing to like the place, a city he described as not simply a “paved-over swamp, but a very pleasant paved-over swamp.” I’ll bet that made him some friends when they read that in the paper, hee, hee!
As a jogger and a foodie, he found himself venturing further and further from the safe confines of his college campus and exploring and experiencing what this city has to offer. His confusion over opposition to “viable public transit and expansion of metro rail” is something I can understand and I’ve only been here just over 6 months.