6 Responses to “No News Is Good News”

  1. Judy Galyon Says:

    Your lilacs are beautiful!! I wish I had some. I was trimming my wisteria earlier this morning. It’s amazing how fast it grows!!! I believe you are correct in saying no news is good news. I grew up with that expression my self. Now maybe you can go back to posting about your garage!!!

  2. Estragon Says:

    I subscribe to two daily newspapers (one local – paper version, one national – kindle version). They give me an idea of what a general interest editorial board thinks is important, and expose me to stories I might not have seen otherwise. If they were to personalize the news to what I’m interested in, it would defeat the point for me. Beyond general interest, pretty much just online, where I can dig deeper into a story if I want. News on TV, especially US sources, seems more like a bun fight than news. I’ll watch occasionally just for the entertainment value in how they twist the stories.

    Probably just the way I’m wired (a bit of a pessimist), but no news isn’t good news to me. The alert pings on my phone can be annoying, but with multiple sources I can be reasonably sure if something important happens I’d know about it. In most cases, there’s nothing I can do about it anyway, but sometimes there is. That said, I very rarely take my phone on my daily walk. Even I need to unplug sometimes.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      That sounds very wise — the two newspapers, plus the occasional unplugging. I’m impressed that you’re still keeping up with the daily happenings of the world. After Jeff died, I felt so much pain and confusion, I simply could not find it in me to care. Walking is what saved me, I think. I hope it’s helping you, too.

      I’ve been enjoyed your comments. Thank you!

  3. snakesinthegrass2014 Says:

    Those lilacs really are beautiful. It was my mother’s favorite along with geraniums, so I always enjoy seeing them.

    I’m fortunate in that my wife bought me an online subscription to the Washington Post via her Prime account, and my sister somehow got to add an additional user to her New York Times online account. I like going between the two several time a day. In addition, I get the local paper here on Sundays to stay current with what’s happening here (St. Augustine, FL). And, I’m such a fossil that I still watch the evening network news broadcast (CBS). I don’t know anyone else who does still! – Marty

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      Jeff loved lilacs, so I’m hoping to plant more in his honor.

      I’m impressed that you stay so abreast of the news! The Washington Post seems to be a favorite of my FB friends — they often post links to interesting articles.

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