A topic that comes up occasionally in this blog is living and working in the Midwest as opposed to New York City. I consider it one of my main missions to help people who want to work in publishing but don't want to live in New York.
Ryan Healy is an occasional guest blogger on Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist blog. I thought his comments today were interesting. He's been living in a big city but is ready to chuck it all and move to Cincinnati (or someplace like it). Penelope herself left New York last year after doing a scientific study on the best place in the country to live. She chose Madison, Wisconsin.
With the Internet, there is simply no reason people can't live wherever they want without compromising their career dreams. In theory. But it still takes considerable work to make it happen.