New England, mid-1980′s

Teenage years visiting Boston

My mother moved to the Boston area after my first year of high school and I happily spent my summers and holidays in New England.  Mom was great about taking full advantage of the region’s culture and history, it was wonderful introduction to living elsewhere.

Walden Pond
Walden Pond, my teenage spiritual center.

Despite sharing a larger national identity, there are distinct differences between the Midwest and New England.  I discovered new friends, new ways of talking and interacting, found new things to learn and new landscapes to explore.

Cape Cod National Seashore, 1980's
Cape Cod National Seashore, 1980’s

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