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Going Home Again

I Do Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans

Tony Buchsbaum | Posted 06.02.2016 | Home
Tony Buchsbaum

I was born and raised in the most European of U.S. cities, New Orleans. Apart from a few years at college and brief experiments with other cities after that, I spent the first 30 years of my life there.

50th Reunion First Rule: Just Admit You Don't Recognize Most of Your Old Pals

Martha Nelson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Home
Martha Nelson

I've never attended a school reunion in my life. Not high school, college, or graduate school. Never. But the 50th Oswego High School (NY) reunion was irresistible to me. I asked myself, "If not now, when?" And so I booked the hotel, rental car, and flight, and took off for Lake Ontario.

Maybe We Can (and Should) Go Home Again

Lindsay Henry | Posted 08.17.2014 | Home
Lindsay Henry

I didn't know my hometown was a small town. Not until college, anyway. That's where I realized not everyone gets stuck behind turbines and farm equipment on their dirt road. Not all people hear cows mooing at night.

Why I've Never Been Able To Go Home Again

Teresa Link | Posted 10.08.2012 | Home
Teresa Link

Each time we left a house, I bid tearful farewells and promises to return to my friends: the towering hemlock, whose fragrant needles cushioned me in my reading nest; the screen door whose easy slap announced our comings and goings; the curve of the dormer ceiling in what had been my bedroom. I never returned, never, to any of them.

You Really Can't Go Home Again

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
Sonya Hamlin

I made a speech in Boston yesterday and am in a state of shock. You see, I lived in the Boston area most of my grown up life. But yesterday, driving in from the airport I thought "Wait a Minute! Where am I? What's happened to my town!"

My Town, My America: Why Thanksgiving Came Early For Me This Year

Pythia Peay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Pythia Peay

In returning to my childhood home this past summer, I rediscovered a missing piece of myself.