Monday, July 10, 2006

Uninformed Citizens

Yesterday evening, sitting & talking on the front porch, Lou Ann & I realized that we had no idea what was happening in the rest of the world. For weeks we have not looked at a newspaper or magazine. We haven't watched a TV newscast for many months. We haven't even listened to the radio since mid-June. Well, yesterday I did turn on the car radio for about one minute and heard part of an NPR report on Bonobo chimps. It hardly brought me up to date on the news, however.

I suppose we would be better citizens if we were better informed. Instead we pass our days in quiet contentment, often oblivious to events in the rest of the nation & other countries, but pretty much grounded in our own small island community. I suppose there's something to be said for that.

You can read our latest newsletter here. It's about Ocracoke Islanders and "tokens of death."

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:28 PM

    Wow! It must be nice to have your lifestyle. Sometimes I wonder if the world would be a better place if we did away with all forms of news coverage. Perhaps we wouldn't know that we were supposed to be so upset and angry with others. We wouldn't know that the other nations were against us, if we weren't informed. Maybe they wouldn't know we were against them!

    Gee, the entire world might be perfect if it was like Ocracoke!

    Keep up the good life!