Friendship, intimacy, commerce, and the West

In the East, I’ve heard it said, there’s intimacy without friendship; in the West, there’s friendship without intimacy.

Karan Mahajan, in The New Yorker

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Kottke on Dean Allen, writing, and friendship

A writer whose prose could make your soul ache who stopped writing, because, it didn’t matter.

Kottke, writing about Dean Allen

… you could think of him as like an old-fashioned: sweet, bitter and strong, who left you intoxicated because of his friendship