The nation's biggest deficit may not be financial, either personal debt or public debt, but instead is attention deficit. My elders predicted it back in the days of black-and-white television: They feared that movies, radio, the new TV, and electronic devices they couldn't even envision would lead to a world in which everyone would insist on being entertained all the time. Playtime creativity would disappear as kids sat like zombies in front of the TV; even adults would dumb down as they became passive receivers instead of active doers. Read More
Doris writes a weekly column for LaGaceta, the nation's only trilingual newspaper, which has pages in English, Spanish, and Italian. Begun in 1922 for Tampa's immigrant community, it continues to thrive more than a century later. Her column is titled "In Context," as it aims to put contemporary issues in the context of the past.
There still are a few things on my list of observations about our current crisis, but I'm depressed and tired of thinking about it -- and especially about the Idiot-in-Chief. In addition to the new global hell that we all are going through, I have my personal hell, as Hubby has regressed because of the pandemic. I stopped him from watching the news a long time ago, but he sees the changes in the hospital and has become very anxious and paranoid. Read More