Thanks, Dallas Morning News!

Wow, I feel so much better, and all because I read the newspaper. If I were an emoticon person, you would see a big smiley face here...... If I was just five years old, you would see a sunshine in the upper left corner of this post. What do you mean you do?

Lest you wonder at my motives, this in not a backhanded insult. I enjoyed reading the long interview with Dallas author Ben Fountain about his terrific book, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Another favorite book of mine showed up in the comics. Luann's parents were reading Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins aloud. 

That is so romantic!

I'm not playing ostrich, but I'd rather eat gravel or oatmeal for breakfast today than study another long feature about Trayvon Martin, the Texas abortion law, the Six Flags roller coaster fatality, child pornography, or yet another way airlines are going to gouge and squish paying passengers.
Can't do it, or the Sunday sudoku either.

Instead I'm cheering Pudge Rodriguez's induction into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, and the gutsy Stephenville librarian who took on WalMart when a parking lot cart corral blew into her car. She's got research skills and she's not afraid to use them. Amen! I've got a Doonesbury flipbook, and I'm not afraid to use it. Sure, I wish I'd been the person to write the Humor piece about road trips in the back of a station wagon, but Matt Wixon did it well. He just doesn't look old enough to have ever ridden without a seatbelt. My dad installed seatbelts in our 1954 Chevy in the mid Sixties.

Thanks, DMN, for the good photo of a Mediterranean house gecko in Denton County. In other happy reptile news, Parade magazine had an ad for a picture book, My Snake Blake. I know a little guy who needs to see this book!


If you're happy and you know it, thank today's Dallas Morning News. I quote Matt Wixon:

"It was too perfect to be dangerous."


© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

You may single-handedly be keeping print media alive!

Hmm, I sort of said bee keeping.

Also, I notice the irony that you are keeping the print media alive...via the Internet....

Uh oh. I was not able to prove I was not a robot! Not on the first try, anyway.