Belong Anywhere

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In the past few months, I have made travel arrangements all around Europe. It’s actually a lot less glamorous than that sounds when you see the hostels and planes that were actually booked, but anyway… one website I frequented is This is their slogan.

“Belong Anywhere”

That sounds so nice, doesn’t it? That’s certainly something I’m interested in, and a sentiment I understand, after traveling somewhere to live, short-term, instead of vacation.

For most of my life I’ve belonged to many different places, ideas, and people, and I have loved this; but I have also felt like it’s caused me to not truly belong to any of them.

You know those movies when the actor somehow finds himself on two dates at the same time and he has to bounce between girls, locations, and outfits without letting anyone know? And… it pretty much almost never works out. He wears the clown nose to…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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