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My two kids are Brats. The oldest has a dual citizenship; she was born in Germany. Because of his military career (was drafted), I moved 11 times in the first 10 years of our marriage. ARGH! After that, I said, "The hell with you. I'm staying in one place!"

Bought a house and never moved again.
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I wonder if I will ever stay in one place *sigh*

tounge
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LOL!

I really love to travel, and do so frequently, especially internationally. I feel "at home" in Germany and other European countries. Even though I settled in one place in the USA to give my two children "roots," they love to travel and to learn about other cultures, also.

My suitcase is always handy! I return from one trip thinking of where I can go next!
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Alright, I was going to reply by saying that I am just now buying a home but after only 9 months I am thinking of how to leave here. Then I remembered who I was talking about! In the past two years I have lived in California, Arizona, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Kansas and Ohio. I get tired of myself sometimes.

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OMG! I thought I moved a lot! You take the prize! What wonderful experiences you must have had...and many more to come. As we know, traveling is an education....good for you!
Happy trails!
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I love this thread. We are a special bunch.
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Hercules aircraft are the most uncomfortable aircraft in the universe. They are transport aircraft, designed to make the most out of every square inch of space available.
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I wonder if that is what we flew home on from Japan. There were seats for about twelve people and the rest was cargo.

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My asshole ex-husband was a lifer. As a result our only child is a military brat. We now live in a non military town and she is very different from children who have been in one place their entire lives. She is very worldly for a 13 year old. I guess thats what all the globe trotting as a child does to one though. She makes friends easily but keeps them at a distance.
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I wonder if you can give her balance now that you have started over? Hopefully now you can give her stability through her teen years.

I wonder if it had been brought to my attention when I was 13 that the way I had been raised would not create lasting friendships; that I could have created a different life thereafter. Perhaps you can encourage her to keep in contact before she forms long lasting patterns of keeping her distance from others. It is a survival mechanism because you just don't want to loose anymore friends.
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Yeah, I flew back from Japan in a military cargo plane too. We sat, two rows, backwards facing the cargo. "Steward" was military guy serving us little boxes, and earplugs bcs it was noisy! I didn't get to steer the plane though ;-)

Air Force brat here. Whenever I see barbed wire and tarmac and uniforms, I feel at HOME. I carried on by living all over the world, very comfortable in all kinds of different countries, peoples, situations. I speak 3 languages fluently. I'm with the airlines now, and feel like I fit right in there (barbed wire, tarmac, and uniforms!).

To this day, I don't say "excuse me?" I say "say again?"

On the one hand, I don't have a "home town", nor do I have childhood friends, but nonetheless I think with great fondness of the Air Force culture and life growing up on a base, and I miss it.

Whenever I meet another military brat, we get along very well.

I lived for a long time in Germany, and I think I loved it there bcs they too were kind of "military-like" as a ppl...precise, exact, organized, clean, doing things right the first time around.

A famous saying goes, the military culture is a form of "higher civilization."
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I can see how you liked the airlines. I loved to fly as a child. I still love airports today (well pre tsa anyway)

When we traveled back from Japan we flew on a military plane. Our "steward" was an army sergeant and our food was fried chicken in a box. I was the only child on the plane and they took me up to the cockpit where the co-pilot let me turn the plane. Good memories.


I hadn't heard that part about military culture...thanks!
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That is so cool that we shared the same experience! I wonder if it was the same guy serving boxes (hehe) I flew home in '71. I still remember the man's face. He was a great guy with a huge mustache.

You know, the one thing I absolutely LOVED about growing up as a brat was all the wonderful people.
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I wonder if I will ever stay in one place *sigh*

tounge
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LOL!

I really love to travel, and do so frequently, especially internationally. I feel "at home" in Germany and other European countries. Even though I settled in one place in the USA to give my two children "roots," they love to travel and to learn about other cultures, also.

My suitcase is always handy! I return from one trip thinking of where I can go next!
 Quoting: anonymous321


Alright, I was going to reply by saying that I am just now buying a home but after only 9 months I am thinking of how to leave here. Then I remembered who I was talking about! In the past two years I have lived in California, Arizona, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Kansas and Ohio. I get tired of myself sometimes.

tounge
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OMG! I thought I moved a lot! You take the prize! What wonderful experiences you must have had...and many more to come. As we know, traveling is an education....good for you!
Happy trails!
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It is an education! Thanks!
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I love this thread. We are a special bunch.
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Army - Air Force - Navy - Marines

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When I read the book, cited in the wiki piece: "Mary Edwards Wertsch launched the movement for military brat cultural identity" with her book Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood inside the Fortress.[93]" it was a real eye opener on many levels. I have given away so many copies of this book to other military brats, some of whom told me it changed their lives. So, to all of you on this thread-if you can find a copy-it think it is out of print now, you should definitely buy and read it!

I'm nearing retirement now, from a job that requires extensive short notice travel, I've lived in hotels almost exclusively for the last 3 years-no problem. I enjoy friends but don't keep in touch once I've moved on or changed jobs. In fact, it doesn't occur to me that people will remember me after I'm gone, even though I remember them. If I travel to a town where I have an former friend, I never call them. My mother who grew up in a small town keeps in touch with anyone she has ever known, even from base to base, and always gets in touch if she is in their area. My non military brat daughter does the same. Both see this as an odd behavior I have. But-when Dad's duty station changed, we moved on and never saw our friends again. To hang on, or think we would be reunited would have been more painful then just cutting it off and going on. I'm not unhappy I like change and problem solving and travel-typical M. Brat!!! Its just different than the norm. Wish we could have "Brat Town" with young and old brats. People we could relate to.

Ha, Ha-I always wanted to retire in Leisure World. I just recently realized its because they have a front gate with guard you show ID to, and a militantly manicured landscaping. Even the "housing" is slightly military base like.:-)
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lots of info

some of this fits with JW brats

kids raised in jehoover witlesses and free as adults

i have moved countless times over many years

my parents started the moving and my dad was air force in the 60's....
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My asshole ex-husband was a lifer. As a result our only child is a military brat. We now live in a non military town and she is very different from children who have been in one place their entire lives. She is very worldly for a 13 year old. I guess thats what all the globe trotting as a child does to one though. She makes friends easily but keeps them at a distance.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1447440


I wonder if you can give her balance now that you have started over? Hopefully now you can give her stability through her teen years.

I wonder if it had been brought to my attention when I was 13 that the way I had been raised would not create lasting friendships; that I could have created a different life thereafter. Perhaps you can encourage her to keep in contact before she forms long lasting patterns of keeping her distance from others. It is a survival mechanism because you just don't want to loose anymore friends.
 Quoting: A Friend


Yes Im working on it. Still its hard for her to live in a "civilians world." I never moved until I got married. My exhusband and I eloped when I was 20 years old (he was 34) and I lived in the same house my entire life from birth until I eloped and then I moved all over the place. She and I had totally opposite upbringings. There are many positives to being a military brat. She has traveled more than most adults will in a lifetime. The downside is she keeps her distance. The divorce hasnt even been final for a year yet so we are just adjusting to this new life. I think she will be fine. My goal is to provide her with a home where she can put down some roots. Ironically most of my friends are from my childhood and Im 33. I went to kindergarten with the same kids I graduated high school with. I am slowly reconnecting with some of those people and I think them along with their children will help her put down some roots.
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I love this thread. We are a special bunch.
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shroom pilot captain aaa

Army - Air Force - Navy - Marines



Brats

dogpile
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When I read the book, cited in the wiki piece: "Mary Edwards Wertsch launched the movement for military brat cultural identity" with her book Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood inside the Fortress.[93]" it was a real eye opener on many levels. I have given away so many copies of this book to other military brats, some of whom told me it changed their lives. So, to all of you on this thread-if you can find a copy-it think it is out of print now, you should definitely buy and read it!

I'm nearing retirement now, from a job that requires extensive short notice travel, I've lived in hotels almost exclusively for the last 3 years-no problem. I enjoy friends but don't keep in touch once I've moved on or changed jobs. In fact, it doesn't occur to me that people will remember me after I'm gone, even though I remember them. If I travel to a town where I have an former friend, I never call them. My mother who grew up in a small town keeps in touch with anyone she has ever known, even from base to base, and always gets in touch if she is in their area. My non military brat daughter does the same. Both see this as an odd behavior I have. But-when Dad's duty station changed, we moved on and never saw our friends again. To hang on, or think we would be reunited would have been more painful then just cutting it off and going on. I'm not unhappy I like change and problem solving and travel-typical M. Brat!!! Its just different than the norm. Wish we could have "Brat Town" with young and old brats. People we could relate to.

Ha, Ha-I always wanted to retire in Leisure World. I just recently realized its because they have a front gate with guard you show ID to, and a militantly manicured landscaping. Even the "housing" is slightly military base like.:-)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 851564


I read your post and kind of freaked out, in a good way. Unless there are places called Leisure World in more than one place you must live where I have lived for many years. I spent years in Laguna Beach. Of course I had to move but I stayed in the general area. It was really great to read your post. Thank you.



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Marine brat.

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Marine brat, USAF veteran.
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I actually signed up to be in the Navy and my boss talked me out of it. I am very sorry that I didn't follow through. One of those regrets we live with I suppose.
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Marine brat, USAF veteran.
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I actually signed up to be in the Navy and my boss talked me out of it. I am very sorry that I didn't follow through. One of those regrets we live with I suppose.
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I get seasick...
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Marine brat, USAF veteran.
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I actually signed up to be in the Navy and my boss talked me out of it. I am very sorry that I didn't follow through. One of those regrets we live with I suppose.
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I get seasick...
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Haha... I went on a cruise and thought it was the best vacation EVER. Those around me did get sea sick as we had rough weather but I was fine. Again, kicking myself for missing an awesome opportunity.

The past is past.

Lets start a group now. There are so many on here who are looking to bug out when tshtf. I would not call it a para-military group but we could form a Brat group. Of course it would require traveling.


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Air Force brat here. Both my sister and I carried on the family tradition with service of our own. Army for myself, Navy for her. I now work in the oil industry and she works for the FBI.

I can't say that I've ever felt that I truly fit in with any group or clique, but I'm perfectly happy with that. I was taught to be self sufficient in my childhood as my Dad was a high ranker and we always lived on the foreign economy.

I was never good in relationships either, but have found a wonderful woman, originally from South Africa, who moved around all of her life because her father was a Dow Chemical engineer who oversaw the start-ups of various plants all around the world.

The characteristics that both of us developed through the childhoods we lived has made for the best relationship I have ever had. I never thought it was possible to be able to truly connect with someone like we have.
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Air Force brat here. Both my sister and I carried on the family tradition with service of our own. Army for myself, Navy for her. I now work in the oil industry and she works for the FBI.

I can't say that I've ever felt that I truly fit in with any group or clique, but I'm perfectly happy with that. I was taught to be self sufficient in my childhood as my Dad was a high ranker and we always lived on the foreign economy.

I was never good in relationships either, but have found a wonderful woman, originally from South Africa, who moved around all of her life because her father was a Dow Chemical engineer who oversaw the start-ups of various plants all around the world.

The characteristics that both of us developed through the childhoods we lived has made for the best relationship I have ever had. I never thought it was possible to be able to truly connect with someone like we have.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1502042


You both sound perfect for one another. Your backgrounds serve you well both in your professions and your personal lives, kudos to you both and wishes for a long and happy relationship.
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I loved this thread but left it too early due to the fact that the site was being put under pressure by ... who knows.

The main reason for the post was to get us together as some kind of cohesive group, even if it was only online somewhere. I think we possess qualities that others don't and can't understand.

I have been wondering if we can do something productive with a group of dedicated Brats. We were born Military. Not many can understand the value of that. Please respond if you think the same way. Perhaps we can get "something" going.

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My dad was a "lifer" in the USN. I spent my childhood moving and uprooting. As a consequence I move all the time even now as an adult. A friend I met is the opposite; he refuses to move for almost anything.

I recently read an article talking about Military Brats being an American subculture.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

I had a friend who was a missionary's kid (MK). She uses the term third culture, meaning we spent our childhoods outside of our parents culture.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

I have rarely met other brats. When I do it is awesome to be with someone who understands.

I am wondering who else on here is a Brat? I would love to hear from you!
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Military brat link was an interesting read. I never thought to look that up. I always thought of myself as different. That explained a lot.
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I grew up as a military brat, and never knew of any home for long... longest i stayed was highschool once for 5 years.. today, ironically, i'm a tradesperson, and i live out of a suitcase, working for big oil...

I'd personally never join the military... my father is still injured and disabled from his experiences... he worked in northern africa for years and years, along with israel and egypt as a peacekeeper, working on the logistical tail end of things. apparently most of what he did for the UN got coopted by warlords and sold for weapons....

nothing much to plan your life around to be sure...
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When I read the book, cited in the wiki piece: "Mary Edwards Wertsch launched the movement for military brat cultural identity" with her book Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood inside the Fortress.[93]" it was a real eye opener on many levels. I have given away so many copies of this book to other military brats, some of whom told me it changed their lives. So, to all of you on this thread-if you can find a copy-it think it is out of print now, you should definitely buy and read it!

I'm nearing retirement now, from a job that requires extensive short notice travel, I've lived in hotels almost exclusively for the last 3 years-no problem. I enjoy friends but don't keep in touch once I've moved on or changed jobs. In fact, it doesn't occur to me that people will remember me after I'm gone, even though I remember them. If I travel to a town where I have an former friend, I never call them. My mother who grew up in a small town keeps in touch with anyone she has ever known, even from base to base, and always gets in touch if she is in their area. My non military brat daughter does the same. Both see this as an odd behavior I have. But-when Dad's duty station changed, we moved on and never saw our friends again. To hang on, or think we would be reunited would have been more painful then just cutting it off and going on. I'm not unhappy I like change and problem solving and travel-typical M. Brat!!! Its just different than the norm. Wish we could have "Brat Town" with young and old brats. People we could relate to.

Ha, Ha-I always wanted to retire in Leisure World. I just recently realized its because they have a front gate with guard you show ID to, and a militantly manicured landscaping. Even the "housing" is slightly military base like.:-)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 851564


I read your post and kind of freaked out, in a good way. Unless there are places called Leisure World in more than one place you must live where I have lived for many years. I spent years in Laguna Beach. Of course I had to move but I stayed in the general area. It was really great to read your post. Thank you.



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Yes I lived in Laguna Beach and South OC for many years.
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I loved this thread but left it too early due to the fact that the site was being put under pressure by ... who knows.

The main reason for the post was to get us together as some kind of cohesive group, even if it was only online somewhere. I think we possess qualities that others don't and can't understand.

I have been wondering if we can do something productive with a group of dedicated Brats. We were born Military. Not many can understand the value of that. Please respond if you think the same way. Perhaps we can get "something" going.

end of edit

My dad was a "lifer" in the USN. I spent my childhood moving and uprooting. As a consequence I move all the time even now as an adult. A friend I met is the opposite; he refuses to move for almost anything.

I recently read an article talking about Military Brats being an American subculture.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

I had a friend who was a missionary's kid (MK). She uses the term third culture, meaning we spent our childhoods outside of our parents culture.

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

I have rarely met other brats. When I do it is awesome to be with someone who understands.

I am wondering who else on here is a Brat? I would love to hear from you!
 Quoting: A Friend


Military brat link was an interesting read. I never thought to look that up. I always thought of myself as different. That explained a lot.
 Quoting: Everyday is Friday (NLI) 4691744


It made me feel better to know that even though I haven't met many military brats, we all have a common bond. Even though I move way too much I know there's lots more of you around too. I sincerely was hoping to figure out a way to take advantage of that fact and create something worthwhile.
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I grew up as a military brat, and never knew of any home for long... longest i stayed was highschool once for 5 years.. today, ironically, i'm a tradesperson, and i live out of a suitcase, working for big oil...

I'd personally never join the military... my father is still injured and disabled from his experiences... he worked in northern africa for years and years, along with israel and egypt as a peacekeeper, working on the logistical tail end of things. apparently most of what he did for the UN got coopted by warlords and sold for weapons....

nothing much to plan your life around to be sure...
 Quoting: Progressive Anonymous


Thank you for your perspective. It sure does lessen my regret.
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When I read the book, cited in the wiki piece: "Mary Edwards Wertsch launched the movement for military brat cultural identity" with her book Military Brats: Legacies of Childhood inside the Fortress.[93]" it was a real eye opener on many levels. I have given away so many copies of this book to other military brats, some of whom told me it changed their lives. So, to all of you on this thread-if you can find a copy-it think it is out of print now, you should definitely buy and read it!

I'm nearing retirement now, from a job that requires extensive short notice travel, I've lived in hotels almost exclusively for the last 3 years-no problem. I enjoy friends but don't keep in touch once I've moved on or changed jobs. In fact, it doesn't occur to me that people will remember me after I'm gone, even though I remember them. If I travel to a town where I have an former friend, I never call them. My mother who grew up in a small town keeps in touch with anyone she has ever known, even from base to base, and always gets in touch if she is in their area. My non military brat daughter does the same. Both see this as an odd behavior I have. But-when Dad's duty station changed, we moved on and never saw our friends again. To hang on, or think we would be reunited would have been more painful then just cutting it off and going on. I'm not unhappy I like change and problem solving and travel-typical M. Brat!!! Its just different than the norm. Wish we could have "Brat Town" with young and old brats. People we could relate to.

Ha, Ha-I always wanted to retire in Leisure World. I just recently realized its because they have a front gate with guard you show ID to, and a militantly manicured landscaping. Even the "housing" is slightly military base like.:-)
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I read your post and kind of freaked out, in a good way. Unless there are places called Leisure World in more than one place you must live where I have lived for many years. I spent years in Laguna Beach. Of course I had to move but I stayed in the general area. It was really great to read your post. Thank you.



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Yes I lived in Laguna Beach and South OC for many years.
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I'm in Ohio now and already planning my next move, hopefully to a warmer climate!
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I thought about being a military brat today for the first time.. never have slowed down enough to bother....

Well it makes for distinterested friends.. a lot of people I think have perhaps been offended at me about it... I mean I care about people deeply, but I never seem to be able to attach any permanent value to being around anyone... I think people find that threatening perhaps and mistrustful.. Not sure

and i imagine that the odd reader think i'm just the average guy, for saying this.. well i'm a woman...

i think maybe a friend or two of mine recently deserted me over this.. odd that you brought it up... i cam back from working far away on a flight, and i think i may have suggested a few future ambitions of mine that they might have felt alienated about... i guess they may have felt threatened.. not sure...

i just know that they have disappeared, and that for the few months i'm actually in town, i might as well still be "far away"

i feel at home with myself though, and i've often flown the odd friend around who could not afford to, to come by and visit some exciting places... so i guess in a lot of ways, maybe being a "hometown person" is just self-righteous.

no clue.. i just know that I have to earn a living and that i've never had the ability to think small enough that i had to conform to the shape of a small town...
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A lot of Brats become Military Retiree's too ;-)
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Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell & Dan Peek of the famous Band "AMERICA"
were brats


[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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I thought about being a military brat today for the first time.. never have slowed down enough to bother....

Well it makes for distinterested friends.. a lot of people I think have perhaps been offended at me about it... I mean I care about people deeply, but I never seem to be able to attach any permanent value to being around anyone... I think people find that threatening perhaps and mistrustful.. Not sure

and i imagine that the odd reader think i'm just the average guy, for saying this.. well i'm a woman...

i think maybe a friend or two of mine recently deserted me over this.. odd that you brought it up... i cam back from working far away on a flight, and i think i may have suggested a few future ambitions of mine that they might have felt alienated about... i guess they may have felt threatened.. not sure...

i just know that they have disappeared, and that for the few months i'm actually in town, i might as well still be "far away"

i feel at home with myself though, and i've often flown the odd friend around who could not afford to, to come by and visit some exciting places... so i guess in a lot of ways, maybe being a "hometown person" is just self-righteous.

no clue.. i just know that I have to earn a living and that i've never had the ability to think small enough that i had to conform to the shape of a small town...
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Your post is very interesting and has brought up some things I've dealt with too.

I asked a friend of mine, "I know there is something which is different about me that many people pick up on. There is something which keeps them detached. What do you think it is about me?" She replied that it is because I am a gypsy.

That resonated deeply with me. I've since been trying to engage on a deeper level and initiate more contact.

Thanks for the post. It added much to the thread.
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Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell & Dan Peek of the famous Band "AMERICA"
were brats


[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Very cool information... Thank you. I love their music and now understand more why it resonated.

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I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. -Albert Camus

My 3 new books with some art and photography being original works, enjoy... [link to www.slideshare.net]