I happen to be a local television news anchor. Chances are, you are not. But that’s probably the only major difference between us.
I don’t post here as much as I used to. Facebook and Twitter have not only cut into blogging time, they have also managed to shorten attention spans to the point that blog posts feel like novels to some people.
The attitude of this blog may be best summed up by this passage from “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid,” an excellent memoir of growing up in the 50’s by Bill Bryson.
“All heroes of the day had particular specialities. Superman fought for truth, justice, and the American way. Roy Rogers went almost exclusively for Communist agents who were scheming to poison the water supply or otherwise disrupt and insult the American way of life. Zorro tormented an oafish fellow named Sergeant Garcia for obscure but apparently sound reasons. The Lone Ranger fought for law and order in the early West. I killed morons. Still do.”