New Jersey is mocked
New Jersey is cruelly mocked
Yeah, New Jersey will have its vengeance
We will all go to New Jersey at the end.

Now where was I before I got all biblical?
It’s fun to mock New Jersey, even more fun when you were from New Jersey and then aren’t.
But on Sunday,just before spring. as I drove down double parked Bloomfield Avenue into Newark, through the eternal construction of Route 21 to Route 3 and then onto the featureless Parkway, I savored and was comforted by the bitter aesthetic of New Jersey.