I confess, it is true. Every week The New Yorker comes and every week it makes me anxious as I add it to the pile of the last several weeks’ New Yorker that I have still to read. It might seem logical to unsubscribe to The New Yorker. The problem is, every time that I do, I miss it too much so I’m stuck with this constant cycle adding a new one to the pile. I find that the articles within The New Yorker are so helpful. Not all the time, enough of the time. Sometimes there is material for a sermon. Other times it is something that I learn. Then there are the times that I get information about something and for no reason, or maybe every reason, becomes the topic of a fascinating conversation.
I am open to suggestions that might alleviate some of this anxiety which I have not previously though of. I’d also love to know how you read The New Yorker in a manageable way and still manage to read the myriad of other publications in print or online.
Thank goodness Shabbat is coming. Anxiety is not allowed!
My mom says that everyone who subscribes to the New Yorker tends to let it pile up. I’ve currently got 3-4 back issues sitting on my coffee table; the issue I’m currently reading is from March 22. As long as I accept this as the normal state of affairs, it doesn’t make me anxious.
Funny – i have the same exact problem. i always make sure to look at key elements – but i don’t always return to read all the articles i’ve earmarked for the future. so…. i have a basement full of issues – waiting for my retirement!!! not a great plan – but the only one i’ve got so far. i cannot bring myself to throw them out and i can’t conceive of not subscribing. a true dilemma. let us know if you get any great ideas for coping….
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