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Recalling the ephemeral age


Last updated 5/29/2019 at Noon

I have a confession to make. I skim the news a lot more than I used to.

I didn’t have to confess that to you specifically. I just felt like I should tell someone.

Because keeping up with current events is part of being a good citizen, or so I always assumed. My parents read a newspaper and watched the evening news on television, as did my grandparents. It seemed like a thing adults should do, so I did it.

I still do. It’s just that lately it’s been taking less time, and I realize that’s because I skim. I follow what’s happening and usually I’m not surprised, but I know fewer...

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