I recently returned from Antigua on our annual Rotary service project. While there we were incredibly busy on weekdays, almost as busy on weekends and the Internet connection was sporadic at best.
For 12 days the only news I got was the headlines I scanned in the daily emails I get from three newspapers. What a nice diversion to not be engulfed in the news. I get almost to that point when at our cabin. While there I try to keep up without getting into the details.
The good news is the world didn’t collapse because I wasn’t “up to speed” on all issues. The bad news is that all of the trauma and terror continued; including the tornados that devastated the Midwest the day we were flying home.
It really is refreshing to not be bombarded by all that’s going on. The noise level was a lot lower and I don’t feel like I missed much.