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Why I Write

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Part of me longs to believe the media myth that we are all nice, middle class, happy.  And I’d like to believe this myth’s corollary that, if we’re not all of the above, buying the right products will magically make us so.    

When I soak myself in a numbing bath of tv viewing, I can relax into the myth letting go of anxious memory and moral responsibility.  As I sink into TVs’ warm bubble, reality becomes as flat as the screen I watch it on.  Pain, suffering, even the death of real people is as vicariously entertaining as that of fictional TV characters. (more…)

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