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Monday, January 29, 2018

News Diet



Since we've been on the road, my consumption of news has been cut way back. I think I feel better for it. My Internet time has been limited so I've concentrated on taking care of business and keeping in touch with friends. The news sites are clicked on just long enough to see if we are in the middle of a nuclear war or something.

One thing caught my attention: it's a really bad flu year. People are dying and not just the old and infirm either. However, there are bad years every decade or two. This doesn't look like a Spanish Flu type disaster.

With a limited news diet, my state of mind has improved. There things that concern me, but there is also a much smaller subset of those things I can actually affect.

We'll be leaving the Keys on Thursday. My lovely wife and I have been trying to schedule some campground time. A number of reservations have been made -enough to get us started. Our camping rig can work in everything from full facility sites to more primitive campgrounds. That gives us a lot of flexibility. Always nice to have options.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. It sounds like both of you are having a good time. I agree - watching the news too much can be depressing. Going outside and watching nature is far more entertaining and relaxing.

    Don't forget watching the blue - super - blood moon later this week. January 31 (Wednesday night if you aren't keeping track).

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    1. Hope to see it from the heated pool. That would be fantastic.

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  2. I'll bet that if there was less news people would be happier and there would be less violence. I believe we are told too much.

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    1. It has its place, but backing away now and then is like a mental health break.

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  3. We'll let you know if we're being attacked by Mexico or the Keys are running out of water. Otherwise, enjoy the diet ~

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  4. It is always great to head home, but don't hurry, winter isn't over yet.

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    1. I'm not even going to think about it until sometime at the end of April.

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  5. I stepped back from most news for the month of October. It's a healthy break every so often. Enjoy your trip.

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    1. Thanks! I think I will have to take a mental health break more often.

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