my son reads Harpers; I read the TV Guide

He blogs about an essay in the December issue of Harpers on the Intelligent Design issue. You can’t read the essay online; you have to buy the magazine.
I subscribe to the TV Guide so that I can plan which favorite programs to tape while I watch the others that are on at the same time. How lame is that.
There wasn’t much on television tonight (my chore each evening is to sit with my mother and watch television) so we watched Glamour Magazine Women of the Year 2005 awards. Missing from the list on this link — as I can remember from the program — are two women who deserve mention: the director of the Studio Museum of Harlem and Mary McAleese, President of Ireland.
While Goldie Hawn smiled a lot, “sharing her joy, ” President McAleese put out a call for women to step up, step out, and take over and fix the global messes that have been made by so many of the men currently in charge of policies and politics. Somehow I doubt that she has a subscription to the TV Guide.
I used to treat myself, once every year, to a year’s subscription to some intelligent magazine — Utne Reader one year; Mother Jones, another…. It’s been a while since I’ve done that.
I have just ordered a subscription for Harpers. I might not be able to save even a piece of the world, but at least I can try to save my brain.

6 thoughts on “my son reads Harpers; I read the TV Guide

  1. Absolutely,I remember. She was looking at some piece of jewelry with an “Eye of Horus” and she asked the salesperson what it meant. I remember knowing what it meant, but I can’t remember if I told her or not. I also remember how tiny she was. Do you remember the thunderstorm over the mountains?? And, while we were enjoying the scenery and the Bergman movies, the shooting was going on at Kent State. God, that seems like a lifetime ago.

  2. I subscribe to the TV Guide so that I can plan which favorite programs to tape while I watch the others that are on at the same time. How lame is that.
    Well, that’s what I use the tv paper from the SUnday newspaper for.

  3. That’s what I used to do when I was in Albany and got the Sunday paper delivered. But to go out and get a newspaper around here, I’d have to either drive five miles up a mountain road or 8 miles into town. I supposed I could see about having the Sunday paper delivered. Then I’d only have to walk down this long driveway to get it. I do miss the funnies.

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