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3 Falsehoods I Grew Up Believing

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I think COVID-19 has made me even more introspective than usual. With less opportunities for new memories to be made, I find myself seeking refuge in old ones. What I find most striking are the ideas, mindsets, and modes of behavior that dominated my formative years but didn’t survive the jump to adulthood. It’s like being suddenly revisited by the ghostly visage of someone you saw die beside you in a horrible trench war many years…




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Michael J. Vowles

Michael J. Vowles

Freelance writer, occasional traveler, full-time ice cream taster. I run a blog at where I ramble with enthusiasm.

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