11/29/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kathleen Parker On New York: 'The Oppression Of Bureaucratic Order Is A Fresh Sort Of Hell'

If you live in a large urban area, chances are you are accustomed to lots of rules and regs. But to the newcomer, fresh from living largely independently by her own wits, the oppression of bureaucratic order is a fresh sort of hell.

Not only did I move from a small town in South Carolina via a relatively quiet neighborhood in Washington, I also left a solo writing operation to join CNN, an international organization with layers upon layers of human management. Not that I'm complaining. Just sayin'.

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