Watching the news has been pretty tough recently hasn't it? I know. There's the unimaginable horror in Japan, the terrible tour bus crash in New York and economic instability in the form of rising gas and grocery prices everywhere. Here in Connecticut we've had a few deadly fires, another soldier killed in Afghanistan and jury selection in the second Cheshire home invasion trial is about to get underway. (I blogged today about that and the amazing costs associated with it at wtnh.com.)
I'm not complaining, I know it comes with the territory. When you work in news, you work in a world of non-fiction. And, well, Charlie Sheen. It's why I often have a what amounts to a "news blackout" once I leave for the day. Sometimes it's by choice, sometimes it's by children. Mine. They keep me too busy to watch the news. Or they want to watch Phineas and Ferb (which is fabulous by the way -- another topic for another time).
Last week, I wrote about how it felt inappropriate to blog about college basketball on the day of the earthquake and tsunami. It did. But today, I need a distraction. And that needs to be okay. I can't wait for the NCAA Tournament to start for real on Thursday, and for Syracuse to play Friday night. I'm looking forward to going out to dinner with some friends this weekend. And this afternoon, after a nap, maybe I'll take my daughter swimming at the YMCA and make my wife a nice birthday dinner.
A lot of what's happening in the world right now really sucks. We can feel bad about it; we can do something about it, and we can do whatever it takes to make our lives a little happier -- one thing at a time.
Today's Title: The great James Taylor