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Staying alive

 

August 1, 2018



A friend once observed firsthand my personal protocol when I fly, which is to immediately slap on headphones and start listening or watching something. He laughed and said I was a true introvert, which I don’t believe I am. I’m antisocial. There’s a difference.

And I’m only selectively antisocial. I’ve just never seen the value in learning a few random details about a stranger I’ll never, ever see again, or probably even know the name of. And I’ve always got stuff to listen to or watch.

A few years ago, I was flying home from Texas, sitting next to a slightly older couple. I...



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