As an adult, the order goes like this: sports page to business page to front page to section B to Lifestyle (and comics) to crossword puzzle. It throws me into confusion when my kids are at home. I go for a section -- AND ONE OF THEM HAS IT! Do you know what that does to someone who borders on obsessive-compulsive?
Well, I came within days of canceling my daily newspaper this month. I would not want to be someone that is mid-career in the newspaper business. I can't see newspapers being around for too many more years. We have that information too readily available in other places -- and on our electronic devices that we have such an infatuation with.
I had about convinced myself that canceling the paper would free up some time for me each day. After all, my personality type is such that I can't get a daily paper -- and then not read it. I had told Beverly that I would buy her a Sudoku book and I would get a crossword puzzle book. But when push came to shove, I finally caved in. I renewed my subscription. So for at least three more months, I will continue my 40-year tradition.