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'You're not from around here'


October 3, 2019

Dear Editor,

“You’re not from around here.”

It’s something we often hear and say when someone new shows up. Funny, most of those who actually say it aren’t from around here themselves.

People come and people go, but it seems that what we call “home” nowadays is different for many.

To me, having been born here – 12 miles away, as were my parents and half my grandparents – I think I’m from around here. But the time it takes to be “from around here” is in serious flux and can range anywhere from yesterday to forever.

However, what does seem to be the same is that some...

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