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By Mike Gold 

Off Kilter | Being parochial


Last updated 11/27/2019 at 1:45pm

No, this column is not about the Catholic Church. It is about how we often seem to zero in on our local surroundings.

In my own case, I was brought up in Brooklyn, New York and eventually wound up living in the greater Boston area. I would judge where I happened to be by what I was used to. By using that as a measurement, one tends to measure the world based upon their own local customs and experiences.

For example, I regularly meet at a local senior living facility located in Mukilteo. Listening to the residents, many of whom lived in Mukilteo for a good portion of their lives, one clearl...

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