Himself: Playing on the computer, shower, Ross, Ikea for lunch, Museum, lite dinner, movie: “Date Night,” stayed up late.
Herself: with the quilt blog too: Had a lot of fun with the kids and Lessa’s friend K buying stuff at Ross. Underwear was us. Mostly meatballs at Ikea when G left me with Lessa, Lenora went home to stage her house for a realtor and vacate, we walked once through, and I was dropped off at home to run errands, read, and make inroads in our current jigsaw. Date night was excruciatingly painful and funny at the same time as I don’t do slapstick well, and staying up late was unsuccessful as I woke at 5 old-time. I always have a lot of trouble turning my times around for daylight savings time.
My Babylonian Captivity: Chapter November 1 through November 7: Do stop in and read Tugster's experience as a human shield. He writes that, “ i was captured in kuwait (where i was teaching in the kuwaiti air force)….”
Print news media is vanishing, we all know that. I’ll miss its easy availability, it’s comfortable adaptation to our rituals, and its flexibility.
Our local newspaper, for instance went from a standard size to a tiny width. Less print ads equal less paper and vastly less content. I miss my columns, I regret finding Dear Abby deep in the Business Section, and hate seeing local content and fluff on the front page. For a long time as they reduced staff and size, they still had better content than the TV news stations. Now days, I see over my morning coffee that they offer about the same as the talking heads on my Television.
I like having a newspaper on my doorstep each morning. I like having a weekly news magazine in my mailbox each week. I like the comfort and convenience of turning pages, reading something that catches my eye, changing subjects easily with the flick of a finger. The things that used to catch my attention aren’t there anymore. Worst of all, I can’t pass on digital news to the next person to share and recycle.
The Write News tells us that 90% of new magazines fail. An article in the Sid Blog suggests that newspapers and news magazines no longer offer content that interests the readers.
I'd certainly like more content again. Content might be art reviews in Newsweek. Oh, I am sure it’s important to cover all avenues of every political façade, but where can I read about the architectural news of the week? What art trends are changing our way of seeing the world around us? Which authors have captured our imaginations? What music has widened our world view? Why have the graphic styles reverted to those of the last century?
Someone else might appreciate an article here or there on social movements, philosophical topics, or again cover religion in a way that doesn’t place conservative thought and God in the same sentence every week. Why has religion changed so much in the last few years? Why are the Mega Churches failing? Tell me; enlighten me please. I know those society pages are long gone, but the people they wrote about are still out there doing their thing. Please tell all…..no one on television or the digital world are telling me a thing.
No more US News and World Report on paper. Soon Newsweek will be going the same way as their great attempt to reinvent themselves fails. What will happen to Time…once Time/Life/AOL/Netscape falls further on its face.
I read my BBC online. I soon will be catching up with all my favorite columnists online too. I can find Dear Abby on one site, and I have to follow a parade of links to unearth Miss Manners buried deep in the Washington Post online. Who else might I want to read? Who knows, because of my damaged memory, I can’t remember.
Maybe I should just stick to reading books over my morning coffee.