Sunday, September 14, 2008

Meth Will Change That


Boise, Idaho is an interesting and sad city. ... For this California native, Boise's capitol is reminiscent of Sacramento. It is not a large city. Beautiful old houses are interspersed with the central business district. There are churches everywhere. Very old churches, churches under construction, churches right next to one another, and churches next to strip bars. ... Within blocks of the capitol we spotted two old mansions fully boarded up and tagged with graffiti. ... After dark, strange wiry men walk the streets, smoking. The anti-meth campaign here makes the SF version ("I Lost Me to Meth") look like a Barney commercial: with a picture of a sink with trails of blood and a razor blade, "No One Thinks They’ll Try To Tear Off Their Own Skin. Meth Will Change That." ...

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