This is a story about s young man from the provinces who went west to seek his fortune in the land of bohemians, espresso, and mass transportation.

This is a story about friends, scattered around the country and thrown together by luck, chance, or Residential Services, or drawn together by a common purpose.

This is a story about seeking enlightenment and hiding from it, about education and willful ignorance.

This is a story about love and hate, wealth and poverty, hope and despair.

This story is pretentious in its mission and arrogant in its assumption that anyone will care to read it, but that’s all part of the fun.