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The news does it!

One of my goals in aging is to keep my mind alert. I devote a portion of each day to acuity. To be mentally keen is a challenge.

To achieve this goal I discipline myself in reading, writing, and thoughtfulness. My first activity of each day, after walking our pet, Cassie, is to read the daily devotional from The Upper Room.  It’s a spiritual, mental and psychological lift.

Covers of Newsweek Magazine showing the filtering of news presented to American Citizens

I budget time to read the local paper. At the Athletic Club I often read while on the treadmill. That’s when I get started reading the weekly publication of Newsweek.

In addition to reading, I find the evening news stimulating ; it often precipitates brain waves that result in sharpening the mind.

In the last year, I become an MSNBC enthusiast, follower and zealot. This soundly produced reporting ogf the news and intelligent interpretation of the news is a source of fresh prespective on national events.

The three major commentators, who speak with eloquence and authority, are Chris Matthews, Keith Olberman, And Rachel Maddow. For me, they are mainstreams of integrity.   It comes across to me that they thoroughly prepare  and research their part on MSNBC news. Their presentations offer intellectual insights to us listeners.

For a gripping version of the daily news, I become glued to MSNBC. For night after night of a penetrating analysis of the news that will keep your attention, tune in to (Clarksville cable) channel 49 from 7-9 p.m.

Their commentaries, for me follow in the proud tradition of Walter Cronkite in accurately and conscientiously  presenting the news. MSNBC is one of my sources of mental alertness and inspiration.

Rev. Charles Moreland
Rev. Charles Moreland
Rev. Charles Moreland, retired, has lived in Clarksville for seven years and holds great pride in his adopted city and its people. His one objection in Tennessee is the Hall law of taxes on dividends and savings. Charles served in the U.S. Army Chaplaincy from 1966-1986, retiring to serve as a United Methodist pastor near Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He serves on the Boards of Directors for the ARP, Roxy Theater and MCDP. Though retired, he is a regular speaker at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. His five grandchildren, ages two to thirteen years, live in Evansville, Indiana. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in Germany and Korea while on active duty.

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