Rootlessness Can Be a Blessing

What I Learned From Coming ‘Home’ to Massachusetts After 19 Years Away

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It’s been nearly a year since I arrived “home” in Massachusetts after being away for 19 years. But I’m not entirely certain that it really is home.

It does have an air of familiarity to it, which is nice. I turned on the radio to listen to the Red Sox one night last summer and recognized the voice of the announcer Joe Castiglione, who has been calling games since 1983. I can barbecue in the backyard the way my parents did when I was a kid, and the way my wife …

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