Bestest Friend and I are doing a blog project. Each day we will write a post on a pre-determined theme chosen by a random noun generator. The theme for the fourth day of the month is "Information."
When I was teaching, I stayed on top of the news. I never knew when a student was going to ask me about the latest legislation or the war in Myanmar. But once I stopped teaching, I also stopped reading the headlines every morning and clicking refresh on NPR's homepage every hour. I checked in occasionally and religiously checked the local news, but I wasn't always willing to deal with the stress of the news daily.
I've been trying to dip my toes back in to regular news consumption. But today I read about how the 5th Circuit Court ruled that the government cannot legally remove firearms from people who have civil protective orders against them. So, hey, you have enough evidence that a judge granted you a protection order, but that's not enough for us to take away the guns of your stalker/abuser. Oh, boy. The legal reasoning for this relies on a court case with more logical flaws than my cat when she wants dinner an hour and a half early. But so we go on.
And then I just stopped and read a novel because it turns out I do not know what to do with this bad news floating around in my brain.