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The Personal Artifacts We Carry With Us Through Our Lives

Why I keep wearing board shorts when there’s no seaside in sight.

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A good friend of mine told me a story about when she was a child and her family moved from Florida to Wisconsin. I don’t remember which cities. I only remember her saying the first year in Wisconsin was cold, even by Wisconsin standards.




stories, thoughts, and scribblings of wonder and wander.

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Brian Abbey

Brian Abbey

expat, ex-philosopher, ex-entrepreneur writing on society, relationships, & AI singularities. VICE, Salon, & misc humor sites @brianabbey

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