I just don't know how anyone could manage without a daily newspaper. Alright, there is the television news - and I always watch News at 6pm. But it is here and then gone. With a newspaper you can go back to the beginning and read the whole thing again if you don't quite understand what is being said.
The trouble with any news though is that it is manufactured with some political bias depending upon from which paper one is reading it. I take The Times during the week (as opposed to The Mirror, The Telegraph or The Mail) and on a Saturday I take The Guardian. It has a bit of a sit on the fence attitude which I find irritating but on Saturdays it has all sorts of bits and bobs which are interesting. First of these is the Review.
Each week The Review has an Interview and this week it is with the writer Marilynne Robinson.
She speaks of her wonder at just being alive and of
her friendship with Obama, who says she has 'fundamentally changed him for the better'. She
condemns cynicism as 'slick, unrelenting and inducing a state of helplessness.'
She has a face which is devoid of any kind of cynicism, she loves her own company and says the world would be a better place if we loved it more.
It is such an uplifting article. Do try and read it.
She has written 'Housekeeping,' Gilead' and, more recently, 'What are we doing here?' Has anyone out there read any of her work? If so I would like to hear what you think of it please.