Sunday NY TimesJanuary 19, 2011 at 3:32 AM | Posted in Organizations | 5 Comments
Tags: Anthony Maillie, Cheryl Tiegs, NY Times
One of the great things about writing a blog is that you get to show appreciation. So, I say thank you for the Sunday New York Times in its traditional form. The Times is great on the web (and I’ll be posting on that shortly) and generous in sharing their bounty but the feel is different and for me, the traditional paper form is irreplaceable.
I am reminded of the time I stood next to the model and goddess Cheryl Tiegs at O’Hare. Yes, the pictures in the Swimsuit issues of Sports Illustrated were great but in person she was magnetic, riveting, frankly in her long mink coat, awe-inspiring!
On a recent Sunday (1-9-11) The Times came, on lawn, with the following full sections:
- Main Section (with obits, my first section to check)
- Arts & Leasure (beloved)
- Book Review (mandatory)
- Magazine (a real one)
- Week in Review (includes cartoons, opinion, editorials)
- Sports (not just New York)
- Travel (great for the armchair traveler)
- Education Life (not an every week section)
- Business (actually interesting)
- Mutual Funds Report (skip)
I remember well the phenomenal heft of the Times after a long-ago newspaper strike. The world was righted and the paper was eight inches high.
In the past I would read the Sunday Times all in a gulp — on Sunday. One day, in talking to my Uncle Anthony, I learned that he spread it out throughout the week. This struck me as odd and unappealing but like so many things that I say I’ll never do, I began this policy almost immediately. Now I take my time. For instance, I hold the Business section for Monday as I like to keep Sunday unsullied by the cares of commerce. The Magazine section I delay as well since there is always at least one article (plus the delightful interview) that I want to look forward to reading.
So I say thanks NY Times for your greatness and in thinking of your corporeality, waking up memories of Cheryl.