To the Editor:
Do you remember the slogan “All the News That’s Fit to Print?” So, these days there is more news, fit or unfit, than I can deal with; our electronic age has done that for us. Do you think there is too much news? Maybe there was an advantage in the days of the Pony Express!
Here is one solution: It is an account of a fellow who had done well, financially, but then quit his job and bought a farm. Good so far, but then he informed his neighbors and he informed his family that he wanted nothing to do with news. His sister calls him every week and she finally has taken him seriously and says nothing about current events. Yes, this fellow does go to town; he goes to the coffee shop where they take his order and bring him coffee, but they have learned to say nothing about the news of the day.
Does that sound inviting? There are days when it does for me, but then I would agree with this fellow that to ignore the news is not being a good citizen. A small example: I want to know how the Sandwich City Council voted on the deal with Gjovik Ford.
To simply ignore all the news is not the best way to handle the overabundance (fake or real); it is important to work at it. I’ll think about it some more and let you know what I come up with.
Rev. Bob Dell