Seriously Inappropriate Laughter

This is going to look like it's a political post. But, I promise you, it's not. This is a post about basic human decency. Or the lack thereof. The other night, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I came across this article posted by a local news station. What bothered wasn't so much … Continue reading Seriously Inappropriate Laughter

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Three Local Commercials I Can’t Stand

I have a love/hate relationship with news media. It isn't a hate/hate relationship, like we see with a certain elected official. I actually enjoy watching the news from time to time. Actually, I enjoy watching the local news pretty much all the time. No, it has nothing to do with the crush I have on … Continue reading Three Local Commercials I Can’t Stand

Cyberbullying and Suicide

Disclaimer: I'm going to say some things here that will likely make me sound heartless and cruel. Please know that is not my intent. I welcome constructive comments and criticism and am willing to dialogue at the end of this post. I recently saw a report on the CBS Evening News about a New Jersey … Continue reading Cyberbullying and Suicide

AFI #64 – Network

Network 1976 Directed by Sidney Lumet Netflix says... When network news anchor Howard Beale (Peter Finch) loses his mind on the air, his outrageous rants reach viewers at home, boost the ratings and intrigue cutthroat network executives Faye Dunaway and Robert Duvall. William Holden contrasts their avarice as an old-school TV journalist hopelessly out of … Continue reading AFI #64 – Network

Love One Another

I've never been accused of being an optimist. And, most of the time, when someone calls me a pessimist, I try to point out that I'm a realist instead. I now realize that only a pessimist will try to call themselves a realist. Maybe that's the way it is. Maybe looking at the world with … Continue reading Love One Another

Hungry Bears

You see it on the news every now and then. Occasionally, a wild bear will invade the territory that man has rightfully taken over. These animals are just looking for some food and for some reason will not listen to your well rehearsed speech about manifest destiny and eminent domain. Bears, like most animals, get … Continue reading Hungry Bears

Close to Home

I'm a creature of habit. I dare say most of us are, whether we like to admit it or not. Growing up in Roanoke, Virginia, it seemed that we always had two choices for local news and weather. There was the NBC affiliate, WSLS-10, or the CBS affiliate, WDBJ-7. In our house, it was always … Continue reading Close to Home