I'm Jean Hannah Edelstein, a writer, editor and author. This used to be my personal blog, but now I just use it for amusing and interesting internet ephemera. Head to www.jeanhannahedelstein.com for the full-strength version of what I'm thinking and writing.
My friend invites me to an early morning yoga session on the roof of Soho House, in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan. Though the calendar says October, the weather says July. We are grateful to cool off in the pool afterwards.
Sunning ourselves on the poolside loungers, my friend tells me…
“We’re fascinated with beginnings: the meet-cute, the set-up, the relationship-constructed-for-digital-media-friendly-experiment. We like hearing about the endings, in the spirit of schadenfreude. But the relationships that last remain something of a black box.”
“When you have an asthma attack, you can’t breathe. When you can’t breathe, you can hardly talk. To make a sentence all you get is the air in your lungs. Which isn’t much. Three to six words, if that. You learn the value of words. You rummage through the jumble in your head. Choose the crucial ones—those cost you, too. Let healthy people toss out whatever comes to mind, the way you throw out the garbage. When an asthmatic says “I love you,” and when an asthmatic says “I love you madly,” there’s a difference. The difference of a word. A word’s a lot. It could be “stop,” or “inhaler.” It could be “ambulance.””
— Asthma Attack, by Etgar Keret, discovered in today’s issue of We Think Alone.
On August 16, 2006, a lead inspector from the Belgian Federal Police told the Department of Defense that Belgium’s investigation of Sliti did not disclose any acts of terrorism. He was just a “Jalalabad junkie.”
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have recruited Werner Herzog to make a 30 minute documentary of four stories of people affected by texting while driving.
It’s powerful, and engaging.
This is an encouraging to see: companies investing heavily and proactively to discourage misuse of their service. Would be really exciting to see more companies to this, really examining the total impact of what they sell, and encourage responsible behaviour. Would be amazing to see a credit card do something about not getting in unsustainable debt, or electronics manufacturers look at the environmental impact of buying a new product every two years.
"From One Second To The Next" Documentary - It Can Wait (by ShareATT)