the meaning of america

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I found a batch of old Proximity essays — things I hadn’t seen in years — and I thought it might be fun to post some of my favorites here… The Hot Dog Guy will stand on this square of sidewalk from 10:30 a.m. until the sun sets halfway over the Jamaican restaurant, until the warming tray sits empty and his pockets burst with coins. He will stand with his back to the sky, leaning over his metal cart, counting sausages and straightening the mustard jars, and thinking about the…read more