I made only one real attempt to leave Phoenix. Growing up here meant I was used to the grid system (and getting lost in the grid system), tired of the mountains and sunsets, and in no way capable of parallel parking. Ultimately, my young and wide-eyed attempt to flee failed. Truth is, I'm happy it did. There's a long list of people, artwork, and community efforts that make this city irresistible. Here are my five... More >>>