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Back from the Blackout (October Challenge: Day 3)

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Slowly. slowly I’m emerging from a self-imposed two month news blackout. A professional policy wonk and amateur news junkie, this blackout has been a challenge. But a necessary one. I started waking up at night unable to fall back to sleep, ruminating on the state of the economy, and the tenor of national political discourse. Sleep deprivation and stress – not a great mix. Especially since there isn’t much I can do about it.

So, for the last two months I have actively avoided the news. And I have to say that life has been a lot more pleasant! I highly recommend it. If only for short periods here and there.

But now, I’m starting to check back in. Time to see what’s going on in the world, you know?  So, what do you think I should make of this?

"Pick a subject. Make an offer. Get a poem."


A sluggish economy and economic woes notwithstanding – I applaud her creativity.  Who says there’s no innovation in the liberal arts and humanities??

Things will improve at some point, won’t they?