Domenica Ruta, author of the memoir “With or Without You,” seconded that discomfort. Ms. Ruta, who puts her phone on “do not disturb” mode while she is writing (she missed an initial call to interview her because of this function), said she was “becoming more and more inarticulate about my emotional state” in speech.
“I can write a hell of an email, where it’s raw and gritty and disgusting and beautiful at times,” she said. “But then to actually speak with my voice and the wind inside of me going through the reeds of my throat, I’ll feel like I’m choking to death.” (Ms. Ruta’s definition of inarticulacy apparently excludes off-the-cuff elaborate metaphors.)
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Meanwhile, many of his East Coast friends, who chased after money and good jobs, certainly achieved success, but felt otherwise empty and alone. As Dreher was writing his book, one told him, “Everything I’ve done has been for career advancement … And we have done well. But we are alone in the world.” He added: “Almost everybody we know is like that.”
Sociologists in general believe that when society robs people of self-control, individual dignity, or a connection to something larger than themselves, suicide rates rise.
"The Sunday shows were filled with politicians, mainly Democrats like Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, demanding stronger gun control while supporters of gun rights were noticeably absent. David Gregory, the moderator of “Meet the Press,” said his show invited 31 senators who support gun rights to appear on Sunday. “We had no takers,” he said.
The National Rifle Association’s headquarters was closed Sunday and a spokesman could not be reached. A spokesman for Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican minority leader, said he had no comment, while Representative Eric Cantor, the Republican House majority leader, could not be reached.”
"I’ve never heard of Cincinnati. Is it near Bradley University?"
“The ancients are right: the dear old human experience is a singular, difficult, shadowed, brilliant experience that does not resolve into being comfortable in the world. The valley of the shadow is part of that, and you are depriving yourself if you do not experience what humankind has experienced, including doubt and sorrow. We experience pain and difficulty as failure instead of saying, I will pass through this, everyone I have ever admired has passed through this, music has come out of this, literature has come out of it. We should think of our humanity as a privilege.” —Marilynne Robinson.
These players are so young, everything they do is a learning experience. I mean everything. How to travel, how to eat, how to sleep, how to practice and especially how to deal with this kind of big-time environment. From my courtside seat at the Dome, I noticed a lot of quizzical glances and confused looks on the Wildcats’ faces. But that’s okay. That’s what learning looks like.
To encourage work-life balance, Volkswagen shuts off mobile email in Germany 30 minutes after employees’ shifts end and turns it back on 30 minutes before their next shift starts.
We seldom know what we’re hearing when we hear something for the first time, but one thing is certain: we hear it as we will never hear it again. We return to the moment to experience it, I suppose, but we can never really find it, only its memory, the faintest imprint of what it really was, what it meant.
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin