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Why I stopped reading the news

Let’s get one thing clear: I am an information junkie.

  • I love social media and enjoy seeing what’s being posted and who is talking about what (sometimes chiming in to the conversation as well).
  • I focused my undergrad degree on journalism and political science, which required me to stay on top of current news and familiarize myself with past news.
  • I work in the field of corporate communications, which sees me listening in on what’s going on the company and how the public are talking about their needs, then creating an intersection between their needs and our products and services. To help accommodate these different areas, I would begin each day by going to a selection of nearly a dozen different news sites to see what was going on in the world at the moment, then monitoring developments throughout the day.

Then I started to get tired. Very, very tired. Read the rest of this entry »

Book review: We Need to Talk About Kevin

 

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Shriver, Lionel. (Harper Perennial,2006) [Paperback]

I’m a man. I don’t have kids. I have no personal connection to school shootings. Nonetheless, We Need to Talk About Kevin felt incredibly real, and it hit home.

Here’s the synopsis of Lionel Shriver’s novel: Read the rest of this entry »