Just Turn it Off!

I’m not much for television to begin with, but have my little vices – Good Morning, America, the 5:30 news if I’m around and Nightline. That’s just changed.  Here it is, just after 7 a.m. and I’m irritated by what passes for morning news and turned the darn thing off.  This is what qualified as Breaking News!!!  – the couple that owns the LA Dodgers battling over ownership of the team and 7 homes, over $330 million in real estate – publicly, verbally duking it out to the detriment of the franchise with a variety of “experts” chiming in.  And that’s just for starters.

Last year about this time I wrote a post called Get Off the Bench, about our national penchant for living through the lens of the TV camera.  The level of engagement in “celebrities” lives boggles my mind.  No offense to anyone, but, really, who gives a rip if so-and-so is jailed again or had another affair, or whatever it is that passes for news?

Is there nothing occurring around the world that merits our attention?  And that doesn’t even touch the bombardment of political ads locally – we have a September primary.  I used to be an activist, conservative politics, so I get the game, but tired of it and turned my attention to where I can really make a contribution.  Every year it seemed to get uglier and from what I’ve seen, it continues to do so – outright name-calling now – He’s a Liar, He’s a Cheat – things you would not say publicly at one time, now touted proudly as, “I’m … and I approve this message.”  No vote for that guy, simply by what he’s approving.  How’s that for qualifications?

Enough said, I’m sure you get it.  And I’m off to the rest of my day – a great book on my Nook (that I’m still learning how to use), some cleaning, more studying and prep for a visit by a very special guest in less than ten days!  What, no countdown?  Not this time for various reasons, but you can be sure you’ll hear about our time together and the memories we make.  Stay tuned…

Go out and have a fabulous day, impact someone for the better – Bénédictions!   And there’s the sun peeking through, I’m gone 🙂


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