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The Stranger Life

When faraway places feel familiar and home is a foreign land.

Photo by Danny Lines on Unsplash

The more often you move around, the more likely you are to find yourself a stranger in a place where people might make eye contact but don’t know your name. You’re a tourist, a passerby, an unknown, a curiosity. The strange life can be intoxicating, a brisk journey of introductions and novelty, but loneliness constantly lurks in…




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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