Epic Newspaper Crisis of Biblical Proportions
It seems that the lady who delivered the major daily newspapers (the NYT, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times) throughout west Michigan quit in a dispute with her distributor. She flippin' quit! For the time being, there is no New York Times from Grand Haven north to Onekema (a long, long way, for you big city folks), and no prospect of having service restored anytime soon.
Yes, I know the New York Times is available online. No, it is not the same thing as holding the actual paper in your sweet hands and reading it alone--quietly, peacefully alone--in the lunch room at work. This is a major crisis in my cultural life. My brain considers itself to be a resident of the far western suburbs of the City of New York. I am going through withdrawal.
This is a spiritual crisis.
I invoke the newspaper gods of every denomination to solve this crisis at once.
*Yes, Starbucks. I like their coffee, and the people who work there are nice to me. Not all corporate culture is bad corporate culture. I can even bring myself to say "Venti." Locally, Starbucks has been a good thing.