A couple of weeks ago it dawned on me that I had been an "exotic" growing up. Military families move many, many times and for Air Force families, usually to places in the 'middle of no where'. Landing fields, naturally, need space and the military needs security. Consequently my brothers and I turned up in schools (4 by the time I was 8) in small towns. Towns where most everyone knew each other or were directly related. We were always the outsiders.
"I'm Not From Here" depicts the eight states and two foreign countries that our family made our home. California (4 times), Texas (3 times), Colorado, Missouri, Maryland (2 times), New York, Florida and Connecticut (2 times). Japan and, later as an adult, Australia.
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