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Melissa Hawks

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Home is Not an Irish Surfer

March 29, 2020

I don’t realize what’s happening at first. Caught up in conversation with freshly minted acquaintances at the pub, I miss the entrance of someone new until chatter pauses. People greet the man with hugs and offers of a pint. He isn’t large, but his presence fills the room. He responds with a smile and a…