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Why Edmonton? I'm often asked this question. As if I somehow need to justify why I spend so much of my time experiencing the city, thinking about it, writing about it. Or maybe people ask it because they can't fathom why I would choose to live here, of all places. Why choose Edmonton over some other place? Some people ask that question because they've already made up their minds about Edmonton, and they don't like it. They ask the question because they want to compare their negative vision with someone who appears to have a much more positive one. Some people ask because they want to explain why they have chosen Edmonton, but they're not sure how. Others ask the question from a neutral point of view. Some days they like Edmonton, other days they don't. Maybe I can move them a little closer to the positive side with my response, but they won't stay there for long. They like sitting on the fence. I don't like being asked this question, mostly because I don't have a good answer for it.