On Tuesday, I spent the day in New York City. Being in Manhattan again reminded me of an argument that I often have with friends on campus. I’ll warn you, if your home state borders the Pacific Ocean, you’re probably not going to like what I have to say.
Yesterday, for the first time I can recall all year, it was colder at Stanford than all the major cities on the East Coast. It was 58 degrees and partly sunny in Cambridge, Mass., 62 degrees and sunny in New York and 70 degrees and sunny in Washington, D.C. Unacceptable.
The West Coast is clearly better than the East Coast. And it can’t be better unless it’s better for sports fandom.
With the admiration for foreign cultures and little-known customs comes the question: which cultures and customs are the best?