I left home nearly 30 years ago and swore I'd never be back. Now I'm here for a week long visit with my family, and all I want to do is stop time and be here forever.
I left home when I was 19. I would have left earlier, but I did my OACs (remember grade 13 in Ontario?!?), and I still hadn’t sorted out if I’d be taking a scholarship to school or if I was going to school or if I was just going to buy work boots and work in the mill where most of my friends ended up.
I was in a rush to leave my parents’ house, I was in …