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Irrelevant observation

June 20, 2021

For RDP Sunday: GLEAN

In a not-too-distant past, I used to spend a lot of time with the news. TV, radio, print, it didn’t matter; if it was newsworthy, I checked it out.

Then the news changed – or maybe my perception of the news changed. Print had started to become a little opinionated and television was more about sensationalism and personalities (think professional wrestling) than news. Radio was still ok because a lot of it was story-driven, but there are better things to listen to on the radio than news.

So here I am. Now I glean what news I see from the headlines of community newspapers by the exit door of the grocery store, or during the minute before or after the local weather, or from online headlines I might see next to the Twins box score, and the occasional overheard conversations of coworkers.

I figure if there’s any news that’s actually newsworthy it’ll make it to me somehow.

I’m not sure if not watching the news is a good thing or a bad thing. What I am sure of is that some coworkers like to talk a lot.

If you’ve gleaned anything from this that’s good. Please leave me a comment and tell me what’s going on in the world! 🙂

7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 20, 2021 6:58 am

    We got rain — just a little! — this morning.
    More on the way?
    Update on the 6 o’ clock News!

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    • June 20, 2021 7:36 am

      A reason to watch the news! We got just a little here too. Just enough to allow me to agree with myself that I didn’t have to go anywhere!

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  2. June 20, 2021 10:41 am

    We got clobbered by Tropical Storm Claudette yesterday. News says it packed more of a punch than they thought. Makes you wonder what kind of punch they anticipated. And who ‘they’ are.

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    • June 20, 2021 1:14 pm

      Yeah, the mysterious “they”. If you ever figure that out let me know! I’d like to get a job working with them! I hope you’re all ok down there and you didn’t experience much damage? I just read about the storm and saw there were some people seriously injured in Brewton, AL which, I see on the map, is close to Atmore, AL. I used to work with a guy who quit a few years ago to return home to Atmore.


      • June 20, 2021 1:30 pm

        We drove to Atmore last weekend. There’s not much there. Wind Creek Casino is the big draw….but that’s about it. although I found Atmore Donuts so, cha-ching!! I am just over the state line in the FL Panhandle. Brewton got hit big time. Yesterday was their annual Blueberry Festival, too. Cancelled two years in a row now.

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        • June 20, 2021 2:48 pm

          You live where I’ve always wanted to retire to. I’ve always thought that up around Panama City or down by Naples would be really nice. Donuts… yum!

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  3. June 21, 2021 2:32 am

    In the UK, it’s all about the vaccine rollout. It’s going well, and nearly 80% of adults have now had their first jab. Around 55% have had both jabs.
    As for the weather, it’s cool and rather wet in places. It suits me fine because I’m not a lover of heat and humidity.


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