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What It Means to Live Among Others

Individualism is just fine if you live on an island in the middle of nowhere

Photo by Jason Jarrach on Unsplash

The other day, I came to a stop at an intersection a few miles from my house. The intersection is a whopper, with four wide, divided streets crossing, creating a huge starburst of concrete. As far as I know, there has never been a stoplight at this intersection. It’s controlled…




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Staff writer, The New Yorker. Author of The Library Book, The Orchid Thief, and more…Head of my very own book club (join me!)

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