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Dept. of Shared Joys

An Old-fashioned Delight

When BB and I are together, in the evening, or on weekends, one of the things I enjoy, and he says he enjoys, is reading news stories or other articles to him. I like keeping my speaking skills up, I like making stories interesting to a listener,. and it allows us to share news, opinion, or what-have-you pieces at the same time. We've been doing this for years, but I only recently thought of how old-fashioned it is. It's not watching images, it's not scrolling through Twitter or Facebook feeds and even when the stories are being read on a screen and not from a hard-copy newspaper or magazine, it's still very much like what families did decades and longer ago; sitting in the livingroom after dinner (or in the old days, after church on the weekends, I suppose.) It's wonderful communication and recreation at the same time. I like it. Do any of you do this sort of thing with loved ones or others?
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a_phoenixdragon
Jun. 24th, 2019 01:16 pm (UTC)
I'll discuss the politics of the day with hubby, but we never receive local papers, which is a shame. We should do so.

I do read out loud to my family, though. They seem to enjoy the adventures in books and I always provide voices, which makes things more fun for them (at least, so they say). :D

*HUGS*
kaffyr
Jun. 24th, 2019 11:07 pm (UTC)
You can get the Guardian, including its U.S. news, for free online, but I suspect you already know that. The writing and reporting is great; the only quibble I have is that the online stories are fairly short. Then again, that makes them great for reading!

And the fact that you read to your family makes me so happy; I wish more of us did this - it's such an important method of communication between family members, and between us and the world around us.
a_phoenixdragon
Jun. 25th, 2019 05:43 am (UTC)
I've stumbled across The Guardian, but always thought the lack of paywall was a fluke, lol! I'll be sure to go there more often, though I agree the articles are rather short. Good place for news, though.

It is a good way to connect and communicate with family. It is a favored passtime when we can do it. :D

*HUGS*
kaffyr
Jul. 13th, 2019 06:30 pm (UTC)
Nope, the lack of a paywall is because everything is free! I subscribe because I'm able to, but the Guardian experiment in free is because its policy makers are progressive and want to offer good journalism to as many people as possible.
a_phoenixdragon
Jul. 14th, 2019 03:16 am (UTC)
I do love their articles. That's it...I'm sold.

*Happy!Hugs*
kaffyr
Jul. 15th, 2019 03:24 pm (UTC)
*hugs back*
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