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Adventures in the Familiar Zone

Sometimes the very places you once longed to escape become exciting again.

Photo by Avi Waxman on Unsplash

Once upon a time, I lost my way on a walk, and I genuinely panicked that I’d remain disorientated long enough to die of exposure. It was a summer’s evening in urban England, I was half a mile from my front door in full sight of two roads, and I was nearly 40 years old. From the safety of my East London sofa just now, I image-searched…



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Elaine Kasket

Psychologist, writer, keynote speaker. Author of All the Ghosts in the Machine (2019) and This is Your Life on Tech (upcoming).