Reading the Roanoke Times
never takes me long. This morning, I only read portions of these two sections:
I didn't read the "weekend planner" part in the Extra section. I don't plan to go anywhere—especially on a weekend where there'll be lots more traffic than usual. I didn't read much of the main part of the paper because I'd already read a lot of the news online. But I did read some.
The best part of today's paper was Dan Casey's column, "Giving Thanks
," on page one. The op-ed page's reprint of Leonard Pitts' Miami Herald
column, "After Profound Grief
," was pretty good, too. Both stories capture the spirit of Thanksgiving.
I didn't read the rest of the paper. I never read the sports section since I'm not into sports. I won't read the plethora of ads because I don't need anything they're touting, and I have no desire to join the crowds battling each other for a great deal.
All of those unread ads, which no doubt capture what the season is becoming, will go straight to the recycling box at the dumpster. What a waste.
Meanwhile, I'm thankful that I already have everything I need.