Maggie (our dog) and I were sitting in the yard last week having our daily chat. The conversation rolled around to our camp on the St. Lawrence River.Aware that the damage from this spring's high water level was so bad that the place will have to be gutted or worse, Maggie asked if we'd be headed north at all this year.
Approximately 75 percent of the emails I’ve received over the 10 years I’ve been writing these articles are from folks who prefer to hear about our adventures on the St. Lawrence River (topics-wise).Math check: I heard from four people over that period and three liked them … that’s 75 percent, right? (“From the Valley” readership … ON FIRE! Thank God for my cousin Maryann, my Aunt June and my brothers, Tim and Mike.
Who is at fault? I’d say everyone in the cable news business: CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, etc. What’s the issue? The over-saturation of the same news stories day after day.In the golden age of television, reporters moved on to another story. That’s how they rolled. Not anymore. Cable-news, now, unabashedly showcases the same story every couple of hours. And in CNN’s case, have the gall to call it “breaking news” for several days.
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