Archive: July, 2010
Breitbart and Sherrod and Wikileaks, oh my!
What if we just took a deep breath and turned these shiny objects around a few times in our minds before we trumpet them to the world. Make a few calls. Do a little digging. Reflect a bit. Is there place for this in this ready, post, aim world?
Walter Shapiro in Politics Daily makes the case for joining the Slow-News Movement:
First time I've left the house in a week without having to check the tide.
We rented a somewhat primitive place on Lieutenant Island, Wellfleet, to mark my dad's 85th birthday - 13 people and one dog sharing a house with balky hot water, funky artwork and bracing views of the sunset.
No Internet connection. No TV. The house was filled instead with books -- guides to the Outer Cape and the Eastern coyote, short stories from the mid 1900s, lots of Nabokov and James (Henry), Tolstoy and Shaw (Irving). Thank God I had my BlackBerry.