Thursday, February 16, 2017

Random #92 - The News

The best picture of all?
The news is too much. It's happening so fast. It's one hectic news day after another. I used to check periodically throughout the day and before the end of the night, just to keep current. Now, if I miss even a couple of hours, I might miss the next big disaster. Any number of things that have happened in the past four weeks could count as a disaster, could have set journalists, bloggers, analysts digging for weeks or months, instead they/we barely have time to keep up.

I had wanted to talk about Prime Minister Trudeau and the smiles Ivanka Trump was giving him during his visit to Washington on Monday, but at this point, it's old news. I also wanted to talk about how prepared Trudeau was for the Trump handshake, which made me just love my PM even more. Again, old news. Only a few days, but there are bigger scandals in the States right now. Our Prime Minister has gone to France to talk trade deals.

As with the People's Court judge on Saturday Night Live this weekend, I'd just like a slow news day and not have to worry about missing something if I take a day away from the news sites and Twitter.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Last Week #73 - Blogging and Reading In Tumultuous Times

I wrote a blog post about 1984 and blogging. Took a bit out of me, but it was good. I've decided I should read, Brave New World, and reread 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale. But I don't want to drive myself crazy with worry and fear of the future, so I'll probably read Carve the Mark as soon as I'm done with The Satanic Verses. I want to mix the light and the serious, or I might go mad.

I'm still obsessively reading the news. Every night before bed and every morning when I get up. I should probably stop, but I'm afraid I'll miss the apocalypse warnings. I'm worried about my country, our neighbours to the south and the world.

I know this is short, but if feel like if I talk about what happened in Quebec City, I'll cry. I feel like if I talk about Bowling Green, I'll Hulk out and turn green. So much happened this week, I can't really sum it all up.

How was your week?

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Random #91 - What The New Day Will Bring

I thought of using something more
sinister or using nothing at all, but
with recent events, a freaked out Dory
seemed more appropriate.
I shouldn't be afraid of going to sleep. I'm an insomniac, I should love when I actually fell asleep. Usually I do. Lately though, every morning when I get up, I check Twitter,  Facebook and various newsfeeds, I'm always concerned about what I will find. Every morning,  I wonder what new, terrible thing has happened in the world. I've been staying on top of things more than I used to. I'm more worried now. This time last year, I saw progress in the world, now, I'm afraid of what the future will bring.

Bonne chance mes amis.