One thing I, and I think a growing number of other people, have noticed is that healthy, face-to-face communities have shrunk over the decades, while profit-oriented products and services related to coping with the resulting loneliness have risen.

Ideally, basically all people of all ages — young children, teenagers, single…

During my first week in Shenzhen, China at an orientation led by my recruiting agency, we were told that four foreign teachers had died from rabies they had acquired through interactions with stray animals. (I actually don’t know exactly that this statistic meant — four teachers total out of all…

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