Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Well, I'll be.

It seems Birmingham has been named one of America's 25 Most Livable Cities. We're in there with 10 others in the Mid-sized category, which also includes some other nice places such as Louisville, Kentucky, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Saint Petersburg, Florida.

The national group that gives out the award is supposed to be putting on a big dog-and-pony show about this later on today, so the page that describes why Birmingham is so derned livable has not been posted yet, only an excerpt. Which is here.

Birmingham (and the South in general) has a pretty strong inferiority complex, as well as a lot of self-defeating behavior on the part of various citizens, but it and the surrounding metropolitan area is actually a pretty good place to live, and it's nice to see that recognized occasionally.

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