Let it be known that I love it here in New Jersey. North Jersey to me is like Mississippi to Faulkner. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a part of the fabric of my life, woven into everything I do.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll almost certainly never leave Bergen County, but if I did, the only other places IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve considered living are Miami, Durham and Las Vegas, though in recent years I have cultivated a fascination with Los Angeles despite never having been there.
That said, after my second visit this weekend, I came away with real respect for the city of Atlanta. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not convinced it makes my short list, but much as I feel about all things Jersey, Atlanta has a manner and rich heritage all its own that give it a fascinating cultural identity, and a refreshing perspective and passion for sports.