I have seen many parts of the world, but as the old adage goes there is no place like home, which in my case is San Diego. As one of The United States largest cities, San Diego has a long history since it was first colonized by Spanish missionaries. Yet San Diego only reached a place of prominence in recent times, in part because of the build up of the military industrial complex, during World War II and the years that followed.

In San Diego it is easy to experience a diversity of cultures and geography. To illustrate this point, I’ll give you an example of what is possible. In the winter I can eat French pastries for breakfast after kayaking at the beach in Del Mar. Next I can stop by Clairemont for a Vietnamese brunch, then drive out to the mountains to play in the snow. Afterwards I can cruise along the sun rise highway to get a great view of the desert and end the day in the Mexican town of Tecate for tacos and beer.

San Diego is a great place to live, but there are a few problems. Issues that need to be dealt with in San Diego include: blackouts, increasing congestion, limited and expensive housing, too many idiot lawyers and a widening disparity between those at the upper end of the food chain (the tech savvy crowd in telecommunications, bio-tech and e-commerce) and those at the bottom of the food chain (undocumented economic refugees who came to the United States looking for a better life and the uneducated).

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