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?