I've been remiss in not mentioning next weekend's Buffalo Old Home Week, which is an event cooked up by a bunch of chipper activists in these parts who are tired of seeing people get frustrated about living in Buffalo, move away, and then realize that where they move to quite frankly sucks in comparison to Buffalo, which I have decided to redub from "the Queen City" to "the Greatest-City-in-the-World-in-waiting". Because that's what this place is going to be once we figure out some stuff. Like, how to wake up Albany.
Anyhow, if there are any Buffalo ex-pats out there reading Byzantium's Shores, come on back and see what's going on. This city may be continually reeling, but at least now we're getting tired of rolling with the punches and are instead getting up to punch back. Or something like that.