And he just nailed it, getting right to the heart of the matter.
I agree. It always amazes me, after all the fun and banter he is able to come back with such well crafted decisions that cut right through everything to an underlying issue you never even realized was in play.
Another interesting result of this episode is that I feel completely reassured that my spontaneous decision to uproot my life and move to Northampton, Massachusetts after a single visit was the right choice. If I didn't already live here it would be on the short list of places to look into after Hodgman's thirty minute buzz marketing campaign.