I read the news online. I get more news and get it faster
Yesterday I canceled my subscription to the Charlottetown Guardian that I have read religiously since 1975.
I didn’t do it in a pique of anger. It just seemed like the sensible thing to do.
I can get all the good stories for free. Well my mind is bombarded with Guardian ads but it can take it. I can see real reader comments on line that the Guardian never prints. It’s faster, cleaner, comes in snow storms, comes at midnight for late nighters and saves a gazillion trees.
Update – Earth Day 2012
I’ve never looked back. Great to not kill trees, save money and get the news faster online.
Every day I got the paper and by 10 am it was in the garbage. All month we collected them in blue bags. On the first of the month we put out 3 blue bags of paper – mostly Guardians. That’s a waster of energy, trees and my time.
Update October 10, 2011 – The blue bag for paper has been reduced to one bag every two months. There are no newspapers piling up and we got the Guardian to stop leaving the advertising flyers.
The best part was: we actually talked at breakfast. We didn’t compare who died with the Letters to the Editor.
We talked about the weather, her day, my day and what we’ll do on Saturday (thatch the lawn, vacuum up leaves if they are dry, and clean up the roses).
All in all, the rest of my life is looking pretty clear.