Illustration: Carolyn Figel

I Don’t Miss My Friends. I Miss the Strangers.

For a New Yorker who always tried to connect with the strangers in his midst, life under quarantine feels especially alienating

Joe Keohane
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Published in
9 min readMar 31, 2020

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LLast summer, before the coronavirus washed across the face of the earth, stripping the markets bare of sanitary products and scattering us into our fearful bolt-holes of…

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Joe Keohane
GEN
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Former Features Director at Medium, and editor at Esquire and Entrepreneur. Written for New York magazine, New Yorker, The New Republic, Boston Globe, etc. NYC.