A 21st-century love story
"Relationships are more important than ambition," by Emily Esfahani Smith, The Atlantic
"The suicide epidemic," by Tony Dokoupil
"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.”
|—||“'These tragedies must end,' Obama Says,” by Mark Landler and Peter Baker, The New York Times|
“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.
|—||“Loaded field leaves with plenty to play for from Champions Classic,” by Seth Davis, Sports Illustrated|
|—||“Can True Solitude be Found in a Wired World?" by Martha Irvine, Associated Press|
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin