I can’t remember the last time I even considered seeking news anywhere but online. Whether it’s what’s going on around Atlanta, the nation, or the world, or just a weather update, I look there first if at all possible. Since I’m at home and can check in throughout most of the day, it’s easy for me to get near-constant updates on whatever is going on. I use quite a few different sources, to get a balanced news diet, but between RSS feeds and email updates that’s incredibly easy. I can always follow links to the originating web sites, and cross-check other sites (which I like to do) to get more information on anything that really catches my attention.
In turn, I feed the information to my family. I suppose most people do that, in one way or another, and I greatly appreciate the links received from friends via Twitter and the like. I don’t pass everything on to Sam and Katie, of course—just the stories that I know to be of interest to them.
Unfortunately, I can’t always refrain from telling them about stories that are particularly disturbing to me. Sam, in particular, really doesn’t want to hear about such things, which is one reason he doesn’t read the Atlanta paper. I feel a need to stay abreast of current events, but also need an outlet for my frustration.
Guess what? This is it!
Yep. I’m going to try to limit my outbursts to written ones, and this is the place I’ll be using for them. You can always skip the articles if you don’t like them. It’s much harder for the family to just not hear me, and I place a high value on peace in the household.