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Learning things that I should have already learned

When I was a teenager, already plotting by what means I might escape this backward little ‘burg ( or ‘ville, I suppose), my father told me that he thought Smithville was a crappy little town when he was a young man too, and that he couldn’t wait to get away from here.
Bear with me.
He went on to say that once he had traveled halfway around the world he had come to the conclusion that everywhere else was worse, and he couldn’t wait to get back here.
Now that Pops is starting to strongly resemble a grey-haired old ...

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