Leaving the Gate Open

Greensboro has been my longest holdover as an adult. I arrived in June of 2016 to take a job with UNCG. Since I finished my bachelor’s degree in May of 2000, I’ve never lived anywhere longer than three consecutive years, and North Carolina is the seventh state I’ve lived in since 2000. I lived in Boulder, Colorado, for nine years overall, but that was over four separate periods of time between August of 2001 and October of 2015. I did three years in East Texas for my PhD, but spent those summers in Portland, Oregon, and then returned to Oregon for seven months before moving to Carolina. In between all that, I moved back to Illinois for a master’s degree, and I did short stints […]

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