Monday, May 6, 2013

"How Many Times ....???"

"How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn't see?" ...

From Bill Moyers:

In February, David and Francine Wheeler, the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy, joined notable musicians including Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary and the folk singer Dar Williams to perform a concert for the community. The Wheelers and Yarrow joined Bill on Moyers & Company to discuss the path forward for gun control advocates and the power of music to bring about both healing and social change.
Yarrow said the concert was about “restoring the heart and soul of a caring community....

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Decline of Newspapers

Yesterday, I received a daily newspaper from a good size city, one I used to subscribe to 6-8 years ago   The first thing I noticed was the smaller thickness.  So I read it.  Or I should say, read some.  I felt like the paper was dirty...not the content but the actual feel of the paper.  I’m used to handling good quality paper in my office, such as smooth Hammermill Laser 24 lb.  (nice and smooth).  But the content of the newspaper seemed to be a lot of advertisement, and much of the actual news was news I had already read on the Internet, even the local area news.  I was surprised to see obits taking up two pages with photos.  I skipped the comics as I always have. So it soon went into my trash can.  I see why cancelling that subscription years back was a good idea. Times have changed, and I realize it may not be good for everyone, especially for those in the newspaper industry, but it is moving forward with new technology.