Newspaper – trusted lifeline to reality


“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”   Mark Twain

Life is filled with events that not only defy logic but also demand an explanation. Major newspaper chains report the larger news issues. Community weekly tabloids the local news. Bloggers report the news that is happening now.

Not all events in life require a CNN newsteam to be on the spot with 24- hour surveillance and up to the minute reports. 

News worthy events happen all around us and many minor items never make the evening news anchor desk. The actual coverage depends on the relative importance of the situation occurring at the time.

Yesterday evening around 7 p.m. I noticed this fellow desperately trying to scale the side of a nearby elementary school. It seemed suspicious that this hooded interloper was shinning up a drainage pipe with the stealth and agility of a cat.

Was he trying to break in to the school? It was Sunday evening and there was no one else around or so I thought at the time. I did not call 9-1-1 because his actions did not make him out to be a suicide jumper.

I sat patiently waiting for this person to make his move. At last I noticed he had a comrade on the ground following his rooftop activities. Now there was a team involved in the act.

After a few more minutes of waiting I noticed that the roof top marauder throw a soccer ball down to his friend on the ground. Moments later he climbed down the pipe and the duo made their way off the school ground.

I readily admit that this was a “nothing” event in the scheme of things but it did happen and if it did raise my curiosity then it would surely raise the interest of others.

A newspaper raises your own level of awareness of what is going on around you and keeps you in the information loop no matter how large or small it may be.

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

6 Comments on Newspaper – trusted lifeline to reality

  1. Haha, I love that Mark Twain quote! Life is hard. 🙂

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  2. More concise than my own post, which to be fair is more a bee in my bonnet.

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  3. Loved the quote and this is something I so believe in.


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