No News is Good News

Another teenage shooting that leaves me bewildered. An explanation of the super-delegate system set up by the Democratic Party in 1982 that makes me mad. An air quality alert for people still living in FEMA trailers after Katrina that embarrasses me (not for the reason you might think, though).

So, I’ve decided to disconnect. I’m going to try a week with no news.

No local news.
No national news.
No Internet news.
Not even NPR.



For a whole week.

I know Rod Stewart’s Reason to Believe isn’t related to politics, but as soon as I made my decision, this was the first song I heard on the radio. “Political 2008” in a nutshell:

If I listened long enough to you
I'd find a way to believe that it's all true
Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried
Still I look to find a reason to believe


Update: It's now Day 3 of my 7-day detox and all is well. And much hopeful!