Summarizing a life is complicated. Instead, why not read a few snippets?
1. After I graduated Wesleyan, I hiked and hitchhiked in the NorCal mountains to visit a friend at a Zen monastery. It was in a valley with land almost straight up on either side, with a rocky swimhole for skinny-dipping and a single unreliable solar telephone.
2. I went to the summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, where it was hot as hell, and the greatest athletes from around the world were serenaded by American crowds dancing The Macarena.
3. I had an Italian roommate in Berkeley who'd make pasta for all the Italian grad students and postdocs (and me), after which we'd drive over the Bay Bridge en masse and go dancing in "the city."
4. I lived by the parade route in New Orleans. One Mardi Gras I met six kids who drove from Carleton College in a van and planned to camp outside. I told them they’d wake up murdered (true) and brought them home instead. They slept in the living room, nestled together like puppies.
5. One of my favorite memories of Paris was rollerblading around the city with hundreds of Parisians, accompanied by rollerblading French cops in uniforms and shorts. It was very innocent and communal.
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