I have to confess that if it was up to me we would not subscribe to the local newspaper. There - I've said it. I've admitted that I'm not really all that interested in what is going on in the world around me. Some situations are of particular interest to me and those I follow online, through blogs or sites. If anything else of importance happens someone manages to inform me fairly quickly. So the fact that sometimes a week goes by without my reading the newspaper hasn't really impacted my life. A favorite health guru recommended limiting exposure to world news as it tends to increase your stress level. I took that advice to heart - I need all the stress reduction I can get.
At this point I know that I've lost the respect of my well-informed friends. Don't shoot me - just keep telling me what I need to know and maybe I'll knit you a pair of socks sometime soon.