With this next paycheck, I'll have enough money to go to California for two weeks. It's weird, thinking about home, well, because I haven't been to the village I grew up in, Mesick, Michigan, since 2003. My family moved away a long time ago. Whenever I return to the States, it's to an area I've never called home, so the only people I know there are my family. My folks live in Mariposa, a village outside Yosemite National Park, a great place to hang out but also a place unfamiliar to me.