Adventures in pleasure dating
That’s how, on a Wednesday evening in Rathgar, I found myself settling into an hour’s research on the topic of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea.
I’ll spare you the details, but suffice it to say, this wasn’t a dose that could be cured with dry toast and flat 7up.
I pictured the tractor laying on its side, the jack-knifed trailer behind it, and I knew, without question that it was only for the guardianship of some higher power, that Jack was sitting there beside me that evening.
Influenced by that decade’s liberties, and chastened by its excesses, they encouraged her to think of youthful sexual experimentation as a healthy prelude to a coupled life. For young, straight, well-educated American women, sleeping around for pleasure and experience has become a social convention, the way dancing the cotillion at a débutante ball once was. Following her visit to the clinic, she fantasized about giving herself over to “the project of wifeliness,” as she saw many of her peers doing, indulging in the sort of triumphal social-media posts—engagement photos, wedding photos, baby photos—that advertise the twenty-first-century life cycle of young couples.He announced that he intended to go to university to study classics.Classic is a word that has been so stripped of value that it has long been used to describe a style of jeans, soft-drink bottle or car. Yet there is a growing curiosity about what's up there. A large Sydney bookshop, for example, recently had in stock not just a couple of copies but a pile of , a Latin translation of the first Harry Potter book. Maybe the intended buyers were high school Latin students.As Witt’s image of the Epcot monorail suggests, she preferred to see it as an endpoint, the moment that would bring the aimless liaisons of her single years to a full stop.
Witt grew up in Minneapolis, went to college at Brown, and got a master’s degree in investigative journalism at Columbia.There, I was interviewed by my fellow Irish Country Living columnist, Damien O’Reilly, and shared my story of the joys, challenges, and lessons that come from ‘falling for a farmer.’ My first time on national radio was exciting and daunting in…