March 31, 2009
Newspaper, ME News, Vol. 2, Issue 13
How do you get your news?
I don’t regularly watch general TV news. I’m only half awake in the morning while dressing to the local radio news. I only pick up newspapers once or twice a week, so the uproar over the latest reduction in home newspaper delivery doesn’t really affect my knowledge curve.
I read the newspapers because they are there at my convenience. I can pick one up at any time. I almost have to make an appointment with myself to get my news technologically – aka braving the internet. Unfortunately, once I’m on there, I tend to stray. I end up checking email, visiting Facebook friends, clicking through MyPoints, logging my Sparks info, viewing my bank balance, and checking if Sprint has credited me the $317.00 they owe me, yet. What was once 30 minutes of newspaper reading is now 2 hours of computer bogged time. Provided I don’t get sucked into challenging my computer to a game (or 2 or 3) of Scrabble while listening to my itunes collection in random shuffle…
Life really does come down to how we spend our time. And having some modicum of disciplined self-restraint, I suppose.
I Corinthians 7:29-31:
I do want to point out, friends that time is of the essence. There is no time to waste, so don't complicate your lives unnecessarily. Keep it simple - in marriage, grief, joy, whatever. Even in ordinary things- your daily routines of shopping, and so on. Deal as sparingly as possible with the things the world thrusts on you. This world as you see it is on its way out. (The Message Version.)
PS. I’m sure so many of the reason I love newspapers are obsolete anyway:
I’m really gonna miss making balloon piñatas, covering my art work space, Girl Scout sit-upons and campfire starters.
Check with your local animal shelter. Besides hamster habitats, birdie boudoirs and rabbit retreats, if they’ve been using donated newspapers to line puppy and kitten cages, they might be running short. Consider donating rather than recycling.
In this issue: Media impact on Newspapers, Washington Post Mensa Invitational,alternative news sources.
Now posted: Loaves, Fishes & Holy Water and Ruling/Leadership; Slidell, LA, October 2008
Worth visiting: http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash
Posted by jaselin at March 31, 2009 10:19 PM