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At home in Ohio, my life can be a hot mess — I run too fast without ever catching up, desperately chasing efficiency and accomplishment. In precious moments of clarity, I know that this freneticism is mostly manufactured, born of the American tendency to equate one’s busy schedule with productivity. I also know that efficiency isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Take, for example, being summoned by one’s Italian bank to… Read More