ADDICTED TO THE NEWS-----.
I shoudn't do that but I always do---I get so caught up in the news and current events that it makes me 'punchy'. The last couple days have been stressful just watching from a distance--not being involed in any way except gawking at the goings-on there on the screen. I speak of the terrible tragedy over in Russia---the school chidren being caught up in a situation that they don't even comphrend, let alone able to do anything about. Then the weather conditions down in Florida---those poor folks were just getting off the ropes from that last beating they got---. Here in our own community last week law enforcement had a terrible toll taken on them---5 officers shot and wounded in as many days---2 dead with their funeral services being broadcast along with all the grieving and pathos accompanying such events. Now, that was just the openers---the political events with the tumult and the shouting---those occurances over in the combat zones seemed almost to take a backseat to these I have just related. Perhaps--just maybe, this week will have some good news---yeah, maybe all 7 of the televisions here in my home will break down all at once and I'll get the breathing space I need. Let me ask you---are you addicted to the news---can't leave it be---just sneak in to watch even though you have made a pledge not to---like sneaking into the refrigerator during the night---poo-pawing the ridgid diet you are on---. Months ago I boycotted the local newspaper---that helped to a degree---gave me more time to watch and listen rather than have to read it!!!! Ever had one of those times when you say to yourself, "ME THINKS YOU PROTEST TOO LOUDLY"? Enjoy your week Fellow Americans---if you get to feeling overwhelmed with it all, go to a dark corner and sulk---see if your optimistic partner cuts you any slack!!! Chief