Monthly Archives: May 2017

Obsession, News and Sports

Okay, who’s watching the NBA playoffs?  And should we just cancel the whole thing, cancel next year’s season as well, and declare it for the Warriors and the Cavs? All that talent, and we have the same two teams going at it year after year. Where is the fun in that?

If you’re not in the U.S. and don’t follow basketball, that’s what this is about. The National Basketball Association playoff series, where two teams make it to the finals, and one emerges victorious.

So, it’s either basketball or political news, the latter becoming an obsession. Seems the whole country — maybe the world — is obsessed with politics. Not that I blame our collective need for answers. Any political show/movie/book would be tame compared to what’s happening in D.C. — and other capitals, to be fair.

But still this obsession, traversing into international territory at times. Not sure is healthy. I became so engrossed watching the French election, I can tell you anything you’d like to know about their election system, Macron’s political views, his love life.

Good grief. When is this going to stop? I don’t remember this constant fixation in years past.    

I have to get back to writing — still only at 40,000 words in the new novel. I’m amazed at writers turning up book after book months apart (it seems). How do they do it? Not the James Pattersons of the world, but self-published, small-press writers.  I’m guessing they don’t watch the NBA playoffs, and are not obsessed with politics to the point of delirium.

I expect it will get better soon with vacation coming up next month, a trip overseas, and family. Phew. Grateful.

So … tell me about your world.


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