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Do you need to live with who you love?

  I live in a rather small place, at least by American standards. But it’s a lovely place, and I am pleased that I managed to be able to purchase it. One thing feels clear to me though: I don’t feel like I would want to share it with anyone else. Is that so strange?

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Are you on the relationship escalator?

  A few years ago, I was in the early staging of dating someone. At one point, she wrote to me, in detail, the precise ages at which she wanted to move in, get married, and have kids. And while I applaud her for knowing what she wanted, (and I do wonder if she ever … Continue reading »

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Is it possible to be with more than one … airline?

  I never realized that when we met, it would last so long. I remember it well. It was 2001, and I was on my way to Burning Man. I was terribly late in getting to the airport, too late, an employee at the curb told me, to be able to check my bag. Before … Continue reading »

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What is the difference between a friend and a love?

  The standard social model is as follows: You have a large number of acquaintances, followed by a smaller number of close friends, and then at the top: the single solitary love. Putting aside the acquaintances for now, it’s the differences between a close friend and a love that interest me.

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On losing a friend

  I’ve talked before about being grateful: for your health, for your security/safety, for your freedom, but most of all for your friends and family. You may think that your most important work is your job, career, hobbies, or art, but I’d wager instead that your most important work is your relationship with others. Without … Continue reading »

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How avoiding conflict can ruin everything

  Greetings from the Shinkansen. While on my travels, I got to talking with a guy who had lived in Japan for a while. We talked openly about our lives (in that way that happens surprisingly frequently in situations when you know you’ll never talk to the person again), and he told me about his … Continue reading »

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