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Chandler Leer

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I have spent the weekend in Chandler, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix (and, evidently, home of the annual Ostrich Festival which, appealing as it sounds, is not the reason I am here). Whenever I travel somewhere, I like to notice what stands out about the place. Since this is only a 90 minute plane flight from San Francisco, it’s not exactly an enchanted, other-worldly place, and there’s plenty of “Generica” all around (Best Buy, Starbucks, Yogurtland, and so on). But there are a few things I’ve noticed in my short time here: (more…)