The New Yorker makes me anxious

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!

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4 Responses to The New Yorker makes me anxious

  1. Sara says:

    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.

  2. Lana says:

    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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