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August 9, 2017



A friend from Texas, born and bred and staying put, suddenly realized one day that his children didn’t believe in snow.

It makes sense in retrospect, although it still startled him. Living in the central part of the state, his kids had assumed that snow occupied the same fantasy universe as Santa Claus, fun to imagine but not real.

I realize now that I used to feel the same way about basements. Nobody I knew had a basement, and until I was 12 or so I’d never set foot in one. Basements were a relic of ancient architecture, maybe, or a regional thing that missed my region. They were cru...



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