I heard a radio report yesterday, which suggested that several large media organstations are contemplating printing week end newspapers only, with weekday papers to be published on line exclusively. For someone like me who enjoys getting up early and reading it from cover to cover, coffee in hand it came as quite a disappointment. Since I was a child it has been a morning ritual, instigated by my father.Even when I was in my first years at school, he was insistent that each morning before I left the house I read the paper it its entirety. His rationale was that it would provide me with topics to use in conversation, with whomever I may come into contact with during the day.I will always be grateful for that because he was right. I used to encourage my daughter, Prue to do the same thing.I was obviously beneficial- we are both prolific conversationalists LOL I read the daily papers, local papers and even the interstate papers when I can and the only thing that I find can be annoying is the amount of space required to read the broadsheets, especially when commuting.Reading newspapers on line may be convenient but it will never compare with the tactility of a newspaper.
After much consideration, I have decided to return to study again, later this year. Besides gaining a few extra qualifications, I am in need of the mental stimulation. It is an advanced area of counselling , which will fit well with what I am doing now. I am looking forward to it and the social networking that comes with studying. 🙂