Don't misunderstand--I read the news stories every day, but I always do it online. Which means I hit the highlights but rarely browse beyond that.
Today I sat in the Sunday sun on my deck with a cup of coffee and the "actual" paper. I enjoyed the physical feel of turning the pages and folding to stories of interest.
I enjoyed editorials and opinion pieces, articles on local history and upcoming events. Stories about music and art, antiques and awards to local folks.
Weddings, obits, and my wife's fave page: the crossword.
I am at complete odds with our local paper's political perspective and editorial thrust.
But I am reminded how fortunate we are to have a newspaper that goes deep into our community and keeps us connected. That recognizes our social and cultural interests beyond just the political.
And what a pleasant sound the rustle of turning pages can be.