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Today I am brave. Today I am generous

“Turn your light on for those with no vision.”—Pharrell Williams My last blog post about the “news being irrelevant” provoked a couple questions that I’d like to address. As always, I appreciate all your thoughtful comments. Many years ago, I went to a bullfight in a foreign country that shall not be named (It was […]

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Why the news is irrelevant

“We are not rational enough to be exposed to the press.”—Rolf Dobelli What I see in the news media is a tiny speck of a reality far removed from true Reality. It’s so limited in dimension and scope of understanding that paying close attention is like unknowingly having one of those “please kick me” signs […]

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Why it’s time for an intervention from the relentless 24/7 media

“Violence is interesting which makes it a great obstacle to world peace and more thoughtful television programming.” –P.J. O’Rourke Crisis, conflict and violence are the prevailing themes of our 24/7 media. If some stranger talked to us the way newscasters do, we’d tell them to go jump in a lake. Likewise, if our boyfriends made […]

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Lizard or lover? What’s your response to Paris?

“Absolutely everything is available to us — sorrow and joy, grievance and forgiveness, horror and transcendence — it’s all on the menu. It’s up to us where we put our attention.”—Josh Radnor I was lucky. When news of the Paris attacks struck the airwaves, I was standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon, gazing […]

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“So let’s get going so we can have a whopping party.”—Diana Nyad

“Is there an edge? Does it go into infinity in time and space? There’s nothing like swimming in the ocean for 50 hours that gets you to thinking about things like this.”—Diana Nyad Even though I’m a journalist and it would probably be wise to keep this to myself, I don’t put a lot of […]

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Why it’s time for an intervention from the relentless 24/7 media

“Violence is interesting which makes it a great obstacle to world peace and more thoughtful television programming.” –P.J. O’Rourke Crisis, conflict and violence are the prevailing themes of our 24/7 media. If some stranger talked to us the way newscasters do, we’d tell them to go jump in a lake. Likewise, if our boyfriends made […]

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