Lois Lowry's Blog
And this is one way in which I waste time...
This morning I found myself mentally switching lead sentences in the NY Times so that the wrong photos appeared. For example:
WASHINGTON — And now there are four. In the space of a week, the number of states allowing same-sex marriage
has doubled, with Iowa and then Vermont joining Massachusetts and
Okay, we all know (don't we? don't we?) that that photo is of Richard Holbrooke, envoy to the Mideast, talking to the foreign minister of Pakistan---it is not Travis and Geoff exchanging vows on Fire Island.
It is a mindless way to waste some Sunday morning time while a hundred miles away my grandsons are hunting for Easter eggs and riding their bikes.
It is also (wasting time, fooling around) a reward because I was up at 7 and at the computer and polished off a couple more pages on a book manuscript before I even opened the newspaper. I have take a vow to plow steadily through this manuscript because my attention to it has been too interrupted, too sporadic. Pavlovian reward systems work for me. For example: I am not allowed to watch "In Treatment" tonight unless I have written three more pages.
But for now, I am looking for a good photo with which to illustrate
WASHINGTON—The first family has settled on a first pet -- a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog that the Obama girls are naming Bo. The selection was one of the White House's most tightly kept secrets.