There is no better place in America than Texas to experience the vicissitudes of life. It was once said that Texas is paradise for men and dogs and hell for women and horses.
For those of us who were raised on the East Coast, Texas conjures up images of restless cowboys, plains, and desert. We might fear the gunslinger, but we don’t respect him. We sure as hell don’t want to live next to him. So the thought of leaving the East Coast for anything but the West Coast is incomprehensible.