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Monday, May 6, 2019

A Reliable Feast & National Treasure

Over our forty one years, my wife has done so much to enhance my life that singling out any one thing is a fool's errand. But each weekend, when reading the NY Times, I am newly reminded of my gratitude for her. Given my past over-the-top frugality, this particular reading habit is one I might have missed via finding a reason not to subscribe to weekend delivery of the Times. No matter; my wife did so many years ago and my intellectual life has been immeasurably enriched by her simple act. If you read the Times, I'd enjoy knowing what has most recently moved you. For me, it is a reliable feast for the mind and heart.

This past weekend my bliss started while reading the cover article of the Times magazine, a moving photo essay about the closing of a General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio and the impact that has had on that community.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/01/magazine/lordstown-general-motors-plant.html

Then there was Modern Love - a years-running favorite column - this one about the way social media has complicated the grief of a young woman.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/03/style/modern-love-sister-vanished.html

The capper was an essay by Jayson Greene in the Sunday Review section. The link will suffice as an explanation.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/04/opinion/sunday/child-death.html

Given the somber tone of the three above, I feel obliged to now include a light-hearted but equally smart essay about Mother's day gifts.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/03/opinion/sunday/mothers-day-gift-shopping.html

Partisans, please note: Nothing remotely political here. If you're not a NY Times reader, I can't encourage you enough to give this national treasure a try. And thanks sweetheart.  

1 comment:

  1. You are so welcome. My life has been immeasurably enriched by all the amazing conversations you and I have had over shared NY Times articles. So it was a gift to me, too!

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