Digestive aids

Usually, I try to take a few minutes each day to peruse the news online, just to keep up with current events (as we were taught in junior high). Now, the WashPost reports there’s a web page, Brijit, that distills the best of the best (depending on your point of view) of the latest news stories. With their wee abstracts, they offer more than a simple RSS feed with a few lines of text.

The trouble, of course, is whether their idea of “good stuff” matches yours or not. And, I guess, how fast you can scan/speed read to discover what you think is important/relevant/interesting….

Roughly each week I consult Arts & Letters Daily, which also digests, but not the whole spectrum of topics….

Maybe if I augment my usual browse with ALD and Brijit I’ll stay current?

And remind me again why knowing current events are important? Why I shouldn’t do the ostrich thing?

One comment

  1. mouse's moom says:

    I think it is important to keep up with current events but I like to keep from being overwhelmed by news. During the first gulf war (1991), I was mesmerized by the television. Mouse was three and when “Mom, turn off the war” didn’t get the result she wanted, she taught herself that “O-F-F” was the button that did the job and turned it off herself. She was right. I was spending too much time on it.

    NPR rumbles through the background of my life. Sometimes I listen to it, sometimes I’m a million miles away.