August 14, The Dish, Palo Alto, CA: I never really considered the Peninsula to be a very diverse place. I don't think I would have ever chosen to live here if school hadn't brought me here. It isn't that compelling a place to me on most days, and I live in San Mateo purely for practical reasons: I hate commuting. I would love to live in San Francisco again. Or move back to Oakland, if the drive wasn't such a problem for me. But there is ALWAYS something about being in Palo Alto, particularly at Stanford, that makes me feel so at home. I love it there ( http://www.danaseye.com/gallery/9293013_bv5fB).