A comedian’s confession: The more successful I became, the more I wanted to kill myself – Quartz

I grew up in an upper-middle class family without shouting or screaming or hitting. I didn’t realize until I was 40 years old that we were emotionally illiterate and that I didn’t even know I had spent most of my life sad, lonely, angry, and afraid. I just knew it felt good when I got drunk, that I hated seeing the sun come up, and when my wife talked I couldn’t wait for her to finish her sentences so I could go back to watching whatever crap was on television. I thought that was normal. I didn’t know how to communicate my emotions because I couldn’t name my emotions.

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Abigail & Bela

This is the stage during intermission. Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck are backstage checking on the baby. They’ll be back shortly to play the second set.

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I don’t have any photos of them actually performing because that would be wrong.

Ice Storm 2014.2

For the second time in three weeks, everything is closed because of inclement weather in the forecast. So far, this little stash of ice pellets are the only evidence on the ground here that things are going to freeze.

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The forecast is dire though

Winter Storm Pax [...] begins its most dangerous phase Tuesday night into Wednesday, when rain changes to freezing rain from Eastern Georgia through Central South Carolina. As much as 1” of freezing rain is expected in Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina, and widespread power outages would result if these ice amounts materialize. Atlanta, Georgia, which was shut down by the 2.6” of snow Winter Storm Leon brought to the city on January 28, is expected to receive a nasty mix of freezing rain, snow, and sleet Tuesday night and Wednesday from the new storm, making travel dangerous or impossible. Just a slight shift in the track of the storm or atmospheric conditions could greatly alter the amount of snow and freezing rain this storm brings, and residents impacted by this storm should follow the latest forecast updates.

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