An essay by alum Jynne Dilling (poetry, ’06) appears in The New York Times:

The ancient Romans believed in generous vacations: They took sightseeing tours for two to five years at a time. In more recent centuries, Europeans of means and faint constitutions spent multiple months languishing at spas. Even Jesus withdrew for 40 days and 40 nights to find some peace and quiet in the desert. Yet so many of us today ā€” Iā€™m speaking of those fortunate enough to have the resources and the vacation days ā€” remain slavishly attached to our 24/7 connectivity and take only a week at a time, maybe two!, off work.

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