Time Traveling at Lowe’s

Going back to a place I wish I could forget

Andy Spears
3 min readJan 6, 2023

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Photo by Sonja Langford on Unsplash

I knew I wasn’t supposed to be there. The sporting goods store. I mean, the location was fairly innocuous. It smelled of leather and cool tile and man sweat.

The PA system was playing the Genesis song “That’s All.” This means I was 8 or 9 — maybe 10.

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Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .