I like my quiet suburban neighborhood, but I can’t escape the feeling that I’m not being a good neighbor.

People, desperate for any sense of connection, still feel so disconnected. Everyone is mired in their computers, cell phones — even in bathrooms, they’re e-mailing, text messaging or IM-ing. We live in an impersonal world and have experienced a loss of that sense of community. We come home, pull into our driveways, close the garage door behind us, and if we venture outside, it’s to the fenced-in backyard that we call our own. We are neatly cut off from everyone else with a hermetic seal of suburban affluence.

Continued on Intake “Garage Doors and Fences.

By the way, I have been interviewed over on Fear and Trembling: Shadows from the Shadowscape. Check it out if you are so inclined.

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