cold turkey

I’ve reached day two of a self-imposed moratorium on reading any news feeds.  It seems necessary to cut off totally, as is often the case when determined to admit to and deal with an addiction. For one, it is too frustrating to continually be made aware of the many tragedies of now, in that the…

Surreality

I think about the devastation wrought by the recent hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, and how surreal the scene must be for all those grown accustomed to the world we see through ubiquitous screens, unreflectingly deemed the unexceptional normal. How sudden the jarring moments must accumulate, with destruction the view of the newly present now.  repeatedly…