What Works: Turn Off the News

I don’t mean to put anyone out of work in this difficult economy — I even have several friends in this profession — but I implore you to turn off the news and leave it off. Mainly, I want you to turn off the local news, where “if it bleeds, it leads” and the priority, after titillating you with gore, is to scare you — because they thrive if we think we have to watch or we’ll die.

The Disaster Hits Home

“I don’t have words to explain how I feel. Please pray, that’s all I can ask,” said the e-mail that my friend and classmate Devaka’s…