During the run-up to the election, Kish and I watched increasing amounts of TV. To be an informed voter, you need to watch the conventions and the debates and the post-debate coverage — but it got to the point where we spent far more time with the TV on, flipping from network to network, than we do normally.
With the election behind us, we’ve sworn off TV news for the foreseeable future. Last night we had a quiet dinner at the kitchen table, then spent the evening in the family room, reading. It was such a pleasure to enjoy each other’s company in the peaceful comfort of our home, without the blare of the TV! Tonight we’ll do it again.
We’ll use the TV to watch some OSU basketball and football, a few treasured shows, and perhaps an HBO movie or two, but we’ll be going newsless, focusing instead on the approaching holidays and the impending return of Richard and Russell to the family homestead. At some point, I’m sure, we’ll reengage with the world, but for now no TV news is very good news, indeed.