Sometimes the problem isn’t the high cost of living, but the cost of high living.
Spouse: John S. Collins
How I Spend Too Much of My Time: There are web pages. There are graphics programs. There is Mac OS X with its Unix underpinnings, Apache web server, PHP, and MySQL. Interface builders await investigation. And when I am not occupied with those, there is genealogy.
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Population: about 617,000
What makes Boston special: Its reasonably reliable but rickety public transit system. Boston itself is compact; most destinations can be reached on foot. So, when Bostonians are in a hurry, they walk.