Places I've lived. There are four repeats — Austin, London, Portland, San Francisco — all cities worth repeating. My longest sojourn so far was six years in Tokyo; I plan to live in New York City for at least seven to beat this record.

When I was living in Germany I heard this proverb often:

  Dreimal umgezogen ist einmal abgebrannt.
  Moving three times is like having your house burn down once.

In addition, here's a list of countries I've visited.

  1. Santa Monica, California (birthplace)
  2. Simi Valley, California
  3. Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tucson/Parker, Arizona
  4. Juneau/Snettisham, Alaska
  5. Portland, Oregon
  6. Dallas, Texas
  7. Okeechobee, Florida
  8. Anna Maria, Florida
  9. Ripon, California
  10. Hanover, New Hampshire
  11. Austin, Texas
  12. Pacifica, California
  13. Havre, Montana
  14. Missoula, Montana
  15. Portland, Oregon (again)
  16. Rennes, France
  17. Würzburg, Germany
  18. Syracuse, New York
  19. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  20. Tübingen, Germany
  21. Freiburg, Germany
  22. Austin, Texas (again)
  23. London, England (first job after university)
  24. Tokyo, Japan (I lived here longest: six years)
  25. San Francisco, California
  26. London, England (again)
  27. Shanghai, China
  28. San Francisco, California (again)
  29. Boston/Somerville/Cambridge, Massachusetts
  30. New York, New York