In habit the headlines

Posted: May 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
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imagesDid you read this post title? If you did, did it have the same effect on you as it did me? I know, I know you cannot be expected to answer this question if you do not know the effect this comment had on me. I heard this comment from a reporter who was immersed in a story. He mentioned that being immersed and living among people who “in habitat the headlines” was a truly rewarding experience.  So I thought about the words on my ride into work, and for the better part of the morning.

I like to listen, read and watch the news. I do this because I grew up watching my father do this. I never understood why my father did this. I mean the news has never been entertaining and is often uninteresting, it wasn’t until I heard the reporters quote that I realized, part of the reason I read, listen and watch the news is because the news is or should be our stories.

The news let’s us know what we have done and what we are doing. I use the word us as collective man.  We landed on the moon, we launched a telescope into outer space. I use the word we because even though I was not involved in those projects watching the news and monitoring it, kinda made me feel connected. So connected is not the same as in habituating the headlines is it?

What have I done this week? Well it is Monday so not much. But what will I do is it headline worthy? I hope so. I may be connected but not in habited to headlines now but check back with me at the week’s end




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