Life Lessons From The Newspaper
Growing up reading the daily newspaper was a vital part of daily life. I have so many fond memories connected with this daily ritual. Whether it was The Valley Morning Star in Harlingen, Texas, the Orange County Register in Anaheim, California or the Houston Post and Houston Chronicle, newspapers helped shape my life. It was a rite of passage – a very grown up thing to do.
Small town newspapers are the best. On road trips, I still stop in each small town to buy a paper to read that evening at the hotel. Often these are just a weekly editions, full of the latest comings and goings. All the news that is fit to print including social events to arrest records, editorials, school activities, a comic or two, and sometimes still, a Bible verse. These papers are the very essence of small town life; a treasure worth clinging to.