What I lost While Traveling

As a frequent traveler I lost many things. To be fair, I have gained quite a bit, but that is not the topic for today.

Allow me to frame this up a bit first, if I may.

My childhood was spent in rural America. Not just the regular rural America — I mean RURAL. One stoplight rural. The nearest McDonalds within 20 or so miles rural. One school building for kindergarten through high school…