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How do I explain topless sunbathing in Austin to my children?Illustration by Jack Unruh Q: I was in Austin visiting my brother recently, and he took me and my kids, a nine-year-old girl and a ten-year-old boy, to Barton Springs Pool to go swimming. Right after we…