Austin has become 100% icky!

I just got back from 2 weeks in Austin – where any aspirations I may have had to go back and live there were thoroughly smashed.  In fact, I may never go back.

The Austin where I grew up no longer exists.  The city is severely plagued now by poor air quality, high cost of living, horrible traffic, and a selfie culture that rivals that of Santa Fe.  Maybe worse.

I have dear friends in Austin whom I’ve gotten to see on this visit; but I could not help noticing that nearly all my Austin friends are struggling with the cost of living.  It’s just become an ugly place to live – and not even a good place to visit.

Taken near Anderson High School in Austin
Taken near Anderson High School in Austin