Sweetness & Light

A Rotting Apple Leaves Only Grubs

Australians are in for some surprises if we’re ever again allowed to travel. Certain places we’ve previously become almost as familiar with as our own cities will have changed massively during and after the coronavirus pandemic. Then again, certain places don’t need a dose of Wuhan flu in order to undergo rapid and profound change. Even the largest cities, despite being weighed down by the inertia of enormous populations, can quickly alter their character. New York City is a prime example. I first visited the great metropolis in 1990. Ominously, the very first New Yorker I met in New York—a…

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