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Aside from watching Today show segments while I am getting dressed for work in the morning, or clips of various news shows in the locker room at my gym, I don’t watch news broadcasts. There, I said it, I don’t watch the news. I’m not quite sure when I stopped watching the news, however, I will say that I have no desire to dive back into television news viewing.  If it’s not the latest natural disaster scare, or repeated reporting on the Dow Jones most recent plummet, it is the continuing focus on the rising unemployment rates and dismal state of the economy. For an individual like me likens her job to getting a root canal with no Novocaine, the constant reminder that we are basically stuck between a rock and a crashing building is akin to having a pitchfork repeatedly shoved into our abdomens. While I believe that it is important for people to be educated about the state of affairs in the U.S. and abroad, I need a break from the doom and gloom that is the news today. Quite frankly, I don’t care to add yet another point of stress, frustration, disappointment, and tragedy into my life. Believe me when I tell you I have had enough stress, frustration, disappointment, and tragedy to last me another lifetime. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the almost daily shenanigans of the individuals who are vying to become President of the United States. The country is falling down a steep rabbit hole and what do we the people get, a crop of clowns that for all the rhetoric they spew have virtually zero ability to empathize with struggling Americans who are being crushed by the current state of affairs. The thought of any of these individuals taking over the wheel of an already sinking ship is enough to make me want to permanently stay out of the loop.  

My self-imposed hiatus from watching the news has no definitive time table. Right now, I am glad not to be subjected to a near constant flow of dread, although, at some point I know that I will have to lift my head out of the sand. 

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About musingsnyc

I'm a self-professed iOS app addict who loves reading, writing, surfing the Internet and my hometown, New York City. In 2000, I graduated from the City University of New York, Hunter College, with a degree in English (writing concentration) and Political Science. In August 2009, I received an online MBA degree with a specialization in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix. For the past 8 years, I've worked as a Paralegal in the Immigration Law Unit of one of the largest not for profit law firms in New York City. Prior to my work as a Paralegal, I worked as a Traffic Coordinator and Assistant Account Executive in a New York City based Hispanic advertising agency. Throughout all of my different work and school experiences the one constant has been my love of writing. As long as I can remember, I have been jotting words down in notebooks, pieces of scrap paper, and just about any surface where ink would not dissolve. I have always been eager to share my thoughts and opinions about what is going on in the world and my personal life via writing. It would be a dream come true if I could channel my love and passion for writing into a full-time or freelance opportunity. My goal is to share my thoughts, opinions, life experiences in a thought- provoking and entertaining way with all that drop by. I love interacting with people and thus would love and greatly appreciate all feedback via the comments section of this blog.

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