Living in the suburbs is certainly not all it’s cracked up to be. Yes, it is quieter and generally less hectic, but there is also a down side to this lifestyle. Picking up a few groceries, dropping something at the post office, handling a quick bank transaction or grabbing a bite to eat…all of this involves getting into the car and driving somewhere. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to be able to accomplish these tasks on foot. Better for me and better for the environment. Just better all around. The whole idea of moving people out of the city may have sounded like a good idea at the time, but, in retrospect, it has not panned out to be such a good plan. Without people, cities die. My own hometown of Detroit has suffered this fate, as have many others. We must learn from these lessons. History speaks and we must listen. Let’s work to revitalize our wonderful treasures, our great cities.