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You Can’t Shop Away Your Existential Dread (But You Can Try)

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Once upon a time I used to leave my home, like, every day. I live in New York City, and have thus always thought of my apartment as one room of a sprawling house, the rest of the city comprising where I eat, where my children play, where I work, yes, but also where I exercise and see friends and live life. Then the pandemic compressed life into that small apartment, and like so many…




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