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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3360 on: July 13, 2023, 09:31:49 pm »
I haven't read the long-short fictions yet, but I always read the little one-page things that are included in this issue (I'm sure partly because they are only one page).

I've started to read "The Kitchen God." I don't believe I will finish it.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3361 on: July 17, 2023, 01:01:36 pm »
I've started to read "The Kitchen God." I don't believe I will finish it.

I didn't finish it.

Over lunch today I started "Colorin Colorado," and I'm not going to finish it, either.

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3362 on: July 17, 2023, 01:59:13 pm »
I didn't finish it. ... I'm not going to finish it, either.

It's funny -- in my stack of old New Yorkers, almost all are open to a page with an article that I started but didn't finish.

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3363 on: July 17, 2023, 02:02:09 pm »
"Kitchen God" was meh.

"Colorin Colorado" was much better.  In fact, I liked the writer's style; it flowed well. 

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3364 on: July 18, 2023, 09:24:34 am »
I got the feeling that the main character in "The Kitchen God" was married but her husband was never mentioned?
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3365 on: July 18, 2023, 11:21:45 am »
I got the feeling that the main character in "The Kitchen God" was married but her husband was never mentioned?

I think maybe it was mentioned early on, but then we never heard anything more about him.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3366 on: July 19, 2023, 01:01:09 pm »
I can hardly believe it, but since I gave up on the fiction issue, at the moment I've actually outrun my New Yorkers.  :laugh:

So at lunch today I read (wait for it) ... the July-August issue of the AARP Bulletin. And I think I should start reading them. There is interesting stuff in them.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3367 on: July 19, 2023, 02:46:20 pm »
I can hardly believe it, but since I gave up on the fiction issue, at the moment I've actually outrun my New Yorkers.  :laugh:

So at lunch today I read (wait for it) ... the July-August issue of the AARP Bulletin. And I think I should start reading them. There is interesting stuff in them.

I wrote an article for the AARP some years back. It was about attention overload, which I myself suffer from.



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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3368 on: July 21, 2023, 12:41:27 pm »
Although I hardly ever read political stories anymore, I found "The New Blue Wall" about Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer interesting. I didn't realize the extent that Michigan works with the automotive industry and how that affects the whole Midwest. It should have been shorter though.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #3369 on: July 21, 2023, 01:19:19 pm »
Although I hardly ever read political stories anymore, I found "The New Blue Wall" about Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer interesting. I didn't realize the extent that Michigan works with the automotive industry and how that affects the whole Midwest. It should have been shorter though.

I intend to read that, but, of course, I had to go first to Jill Lepore on bears.  ;D
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