October 16, 2021

I read the news today

Beatles song..or an (un)clever title for a Sunday blog? You decide.

I've decided to start reading the NY Times on Sundays. Over the past few years I've let myself flounder when it comes to keeping on top of things in the news. I can partially blame my role as a radio/TV Producer for the lack of desire to know newsy things. As a producer, I'd always know what was happening - sometimes even before the people who knew what was happening, knew what was happening, or at least I was part of the "know-it-now" crowd. When it was all over, and when I decided to pursue what I wanted to be doing, I gave up the newspaper because it reminded of something I had to do, not something I wanted to do. Between giving up the paper, and disowning my TV - and right now, not having a radio - the only source of news I have is the Internet. And I don't love to continously stare at a screen, or hear low, not so great audio. But, I'm digressing, this is not about how I get my information, this is just about getting information.

And today, because I decided to read the paper this afternoon, I learned a lot of things. Some things I'm glad to know, and other things, well, those are things I'm not so happy about. I don't really want to talk about any of it. But that doesn't mean I won't want to talk about it ever. Okay? It's just that I'm tired...and..well..tired of so much of the News. There are so many things that make me angry...

But then...

There was a big article about the sun coming out in New York yesterday. It's strange, here's this nice, communal, friendly piece of news, and when I started reading the article, I scoffed at it for not being meaty enough. Now, on second thought, it was the kind of news that's nice to hear. Not like so much else of what is out there. But that seems to be the draw to any news. The death, drama, tragedy of it all. It's what we seem to feed on, and in some way don't you think it makes us bottom feeders? Or does it make us simply human?

Does that sound strange...I'm going to bed.

Posted by jamye at October 16, 2021 11:50 PM