All 6,000 residents of this town live on the same street, which is as peculiar-looking as you can imagine.

I refer to the location where practically everyone is acquainted with one another. First-name greetings are accepted as the standard, there is a neighborhood bar where people congregate, and there are possibly a few more buildings, such as a post office, a funeral home, and some retail establishments.

My point is that, on occasion, it’s pleasant to impart the feeling of a close-knit group to others. It’s not for everyone, but quite a few of us prefer living in a flock to being isolated out in the wilderness.