Sunday, October 10, 2010
Ithaca: "Ten Square Miles, Surrounded by Reality"
Great little essay here from a person who lived quite a while in Ithaca. This essay could describe most college towns in America. College and college towns are amazing as you will not find an environment like them anywhere else, not even Amsterdam. The openness of drug use, hypersexuality, sharing of ideas and exposure to a wide variety of cultures, and the phenomenon only at a college: LUGs. Weird how this is not replicated elsewhere. The last line of the first paragraph says it all, "It is a place of acceptance of all ideas except the wrong ones, who are open to all cultures but will never change their own".