January 13th, 2021

Another day of skipping the news

My daily newspaper (or the early morning addition):

What I find in my email inbox in the morning
What I find in my email inbox in the morning

Plus the overnight alerts in my phone.  I have Axios and Al Jazeera on my phone and they both send alerts (silenced during the night but there in the morning).

Normally I read through all the above and follow some of the links and by the time I've done that there are a couple of others that drop in to which I do the same.

None of these are screamers and they are for the most part balanced and factual without too much commentary other than the ones labelled as such.  

I've cut down on the list some and today will just mark them all as 'read' and go back to my book.

And, in the personal news department, it looks like the vaccine is on its way to me.  I received notification that I was going to receive notification that I would be able to make an appointment for the shot with my local med group, Scott and White.  My guess is that lots of the first responders aren't getting the shots so they will have some for the elderly, aka, me.  

So I'll soon have my own 5G implant brought to me by the people who are spraying the gas in the sky making it look like contrails.

See, I do read the news.

Why I'm still on Live Journal

I was going to comment on spacefem 's entry but thought I'd avoid hijacking.  My sister susandennis told me about LJ one year while we were walking around CES.  I scribble (the less focused form of being an actual writer) a lot and it seemed to be a good place to do so.  I'd been writing every day on 750words.com just to keep my finger tips in shape and was bored talking to myself.  

The most important part of it has been, over the years, an additional communication strand with my sister.  We have a quilt of communication strands (email, Google hangout, texts, etc) and this is another of the connective threads.  

Thanks to spacefem for the heads up on Blogbooker.  I've saved the past couple of years and will go back further when my six month timeout has expired.  No idea what I'll do with the books but scanning the pictures is interesting.

Increasingly I've developed relationships with a wide crew and it has enriched my life and affected my opinions in a lot of ways especially during the past year.  Since I don't Twit or FB or any of the others (I'd completely forgotten about ELLO but did spend a lot of time on Google+ when it was around) and only lurk on Reddit, LJ is my only social platform and likely will remain so.