Ok bad joke on the thread title.
I want to say hello to everyone and to thank you for all the information I have gathered over the past months from threadskimming. I became interestred in planning because I initially was facinated with the idea of determining what american culture is. What I mean is I had trouble understanding what made us american. This lead me to anthropology and then to geography, where most of my questions have been answered by intelligent faculty and a subject matter that was incredibly eyeopening and at times.... it seems... a curse. Especially human and urban geography courses. These classes coupled with an ecology course and some literary influences lead me to a very cynical nature and view of how I see human form and function upon the landscape today; Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, 1984, and required geography readings.
Back to that cynical nature, is there need for a cynic in planning?
I can't help but to feel cynical. Especially when red-lining, politics, and police corruption are evident in the area of study in my urban field course ...sigh.
Ah...there I go again. Sorry for my rant and a happy hello from a place near a place of high pollution in smoggy Kaleforneia. Graduating very soon!