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Jim Moonan

Owner/Artistic Director, NorthWind Education

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If you could live anywhere on earth or beyond, where would it be and why?

"There's no place like home" as Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz. Strange thing was, she lived in that notorious place called "Tornado Alley" in Kansas, Missouri, US.

There are all kinds of reasons why we love certain places on this planet and why we choose to stay or not.

There are the practical reasons of job opportunities, politics, the weather, language and such.... But then there are the other reasons, too - to be near someone you love, to be next to the ocean or snug in the mountains or deep in the country or...

I live in New England and don't think I'll ever move again. I was born in New Jersey, went to school in Delaware and London, England, lived in England, then in Spain, then was drawn to Boston by love. So here I stayed.

But I could live in Montreal, Canada, in the Vancouver Canada area (Victoria Island?) the US northwest, somewhere in Scandinavia, maybe the Netherlands. Definitely in England. Maybe Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

TED nation is among the most diverse of any virtual (or real) nation I have encountered!! I'd love to know your thoughts on what is arguably the most important decision we make in this life.

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    May 20 2011: I would want to live in my dream.

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