This is the response to a comment I recently recieved:
Q: Steven, ... where did you get this love of malls? I have never seen somebody have such a fascination of malls before.
A: I guess it started when I was very small, because I don’t remember a time that I didn’t love malls, retail trade, and shopping. The whole thing solidified into what it is now when I discovered the internet and realized that there were people a lot like me out there.
If I can get a little self-indulgent, my particular obsession is a little unique because most mall geeks don’t like to shop and most ‘power-shoppers’ aren’t interested in retail history. I think they’re intrinsically linked and you can’t really have one without the other. I try to cover both in my blogs.