Midweek News: We’ve Been Here Before

Do you ever feel like the news just keeps repeating itself? I mean, if it bleeds, it leads, but I’m beginning to notice a pattern of something a little deeper here. Let’s see if you see the same thing.

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A Lesson Learned

I am a news-follower. I’m that person who flips on CNN or MSNBC the moment “breaking news” happens and stays glued to my television for hours on end, catching up on the latest developments of a breaking news story. I have a hard time disengaging – I continue to watch long past the point of wanting to, even when I need turn off the TV and think of something else for the sake of my own well-being. I find it impossible. Update after update, interview after interview, careless speculation, media spin…some call it Tragedy Porn, and I find that to be an apt description. Even still, I can’t turn away. Read More A Lesson Learned

Recap, Scandal 1.5: “Crash and Burn”

I really enjoy watching Scandal, not because of the story lines but because of the characters. The characters are multidimensional, with so many layers, like an onion. Olivia is so strong. She seems to have put her breakdown last week behind her. Maybe Abby’s pep talk shook her up enough. I don’t know, but it is nice to see a strong successful woman, with values and ethics, who you can admire on television.

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Ten Years Later: Remembering 9/11

Today is the tenth anniversary of one of the most tragic days in American history. On September 11, 2001, 2,996 people were killed when terrorists flew two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane into the Pentagon and another plane was brought down by passengers before it could strike its target. Read More Ten Years Later: Remembering 9/11