Ever wonder about zippers? Ever look at one closely while you zip and unzip, to try and figure out how it works? Did you know that zippers have only been used in clothing since the 1920's? Click and read on.
(note the form of the verb: "have only been" + "since", i.e. a specific point in time, and how this form of the verb means it is still going on today)
Who does this bring to mind? Don't say the name of the person out loud. Do you think the advice in this article is good, or too simplistic? Would it/does it work better for someone at home or someone at work? P.S. If you don't know anyone who annoys you, I really want to hear about it!
Any excuse to read The New Yorker is a good one, and I find this article especially compelling on so many levels. It made me think about my own family – the one I grew up in and the one I created with my husband. It also made me reflect on solitude, loneliness and grief, as well as healing. Overall, it's an amazing story, well told. Plus, you can hear it read while you read along. Please share with me what strikes you the most.