In Gchat, as in life, we are happiest when paying attention—when we belong...– from Chatnexis in n+1. I spend all day on Ghat, and found this piece to be really over the top at times. That said, there there are a few apt observations and lines that are so hyperbolic that they are funny.
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I’m in Liberia right now (it took about 15 minutes to load Tumblr), but the non-profit I work with is currently in a Facebook contest to win enough money to send a girl to school for four years. Thank you!
- Turned down a job at a magazine in New York. The job would have been great, but, as much as publishing and writing are things I like, I have been getting together applications for public policy graduate programs for next year; starting a new job just didn’t feel like the right thing to do right now (six months, a year ago, yes). So I am skipping New York to pursue non-profit do-goodery,...
Talking Politics with my Mom
Mom: And this pledge stuff really makes me mad. How the hell did Grover Norquist weasel his way into forcing people to do anything?
Me: He started Americans for Tax Reform
Mom: Right. I have met the man. He is a prick. I don't say that about many men. Ok, I say that about most men, but where and when did this pledge stuff start.
Me: The pledges are irrelevant, or at the very least gimmicky. Politicians can fall back on them and-
Mom: If I saw Norquist again, I'd say, "I've got your pledge right here" [shakes fist].
Four of my uncles went into the same business,” Mr. Han said. “And that’s not...– from “Korean Grocers, a New York Fixture Are on the Decline” Headed back to Brooklyn this weekend for a wedding. My relationship with Amtrak is quickly becoming serious.