Category Archives: The New York Times

dropping out, bailing out

In all the talk about crushing student debt, one group of young people tends to be ignored: borrowers who dropped out of college without finishing. Sometimes it’s the accumulating debt itself that makes them panic and quit so they can … Continue reading

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the young artist’s life ain’t what it used to be

The juxtaposition of two articles about the creative life in the big city in today’s New York Times — one by the musician and artist David Byrne, the other by his daughter Malu, a jewelry designer — makes clear the … Continue reading

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freezing eggs that are already past their sell-by date

Lord knows I can empathize with the sentiment that drives the middle-aged parents featured in yesterday’s New York Times story : “So Eager for Grandchildren, They’re Paying the Egg-Freezing Clinic.” I, too, am eager for grandchildren: 58 years old, with two grown … Continue reading

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millennials to the rescue

Generalizations about twenty-somethings cut both ways: in some reports, Millennials are the least socially-engaged generation ever; in others, they are becoming involved in political action in ways their predecessors never did. I prefer the generalizations with the more positive spin, … Continue reading

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look up from the damn phone

Fear of missing out on something better going on somewhere else — a better party, a more interesting conversation, a more gripping movie — is no doubt part of being young. For me it goes as far back elementary school, … Continue reading

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