What it means when ‘we are together’

For so long, everywhere I’ve been, everywhere I’ve worked, people admired American ideals. They believed in them, and in us — which we didn’t deserve even before, given all the horror we’ve let loose on the world — and they thought our ideals were something they could have a piece of, too.

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Orchid lessons

When the seasons change, people in New York are electric.  They waltz across basketball courts and gun engines at red lights and dance in…

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