Friday, February 20, 2009

News Junkie

Hi, my name is Lisa... and I'm an addict... I'm addicted to news. Not celebrity, Hollywood star stuff, but real news. This affliction probably started during high school due to my favorite class, Current World Affairs. Our great teacher, Mrs. Robinson, required us to subscribe and read Newsweek every week. In college, as a Political Science major, I subscribed to the Houston Chronicle, the New York Times, Time Magazine, US News and World Report and Newsweek. And to top it off, I actually read them! My roommates and parents thought I was insane. Maybe so, but it got worse when the internet became a part of normal life. I no longer had to subscribe to specific magazines, but could access the web for so much more information! It is amazing how quick and easy you can find more than you ever wanted to know on the internet!

If you are interested in reading more news online, there are lists on the right to some of mine & Shelly's favorite sites that we read routinely. These are great places to find things NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, MSNBC or the major newspapers, those commonly known as Mainstream Media (MSM), won't talk about or report on.

Checking news online has become such a habit, such a part of my everyday routine, that I feel lost if my day doesn't allow it. I know most people don't have the time or inclination to be addicted to the news like me, so I would love to pass on, from time to time, stories that I find interesting that aren't widely reported. Watch for these articles under the title "News to Know" here on the blog.

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