My years off the grid have been the freest and   happiest of my life. But  the fact is there’s loneliness, too. That’s just the way it is, when  you’ve got the wrong kind of ambition in a city   full of potential  partners who are still chasing a beguiling 20th-century notion   of the  American dream.

My years off the grid have been the freest and happiest of my life. But the fact is there’s loneliness, too. That’s just the way it is, when you’ve got the wrong kind of ambition in a city full of potential partners who are still chasing a beguiling 20th-century notion of the American dream.