I grew up in Charleston SC. Our family moved here in 1953, moved away for tw years, then returned in 1955 and remained here from then on. It is where I attended primary and secondary schools, lived when school was not in session during my college years, and lived during medical school. Then, in 1976, I graduated from medical school and headed to San Diego for internship. Other than 2 years back here as a medical oncologist, I have lived away during my entire professional career, principally in Bethesda MD area and in Oklahoma City. In September 2016 my wife and I rented a small house in Mt. Pleasant, and now have bought a house on James Island.
Coming back to Charleston has caused me to see things differently. I am trying to re-explore some of the old things I loved about the city, but with different eyes, and I thought I would document my observations from time to time in blog posts that I shall collectively entitle Stranger in my Home Town