I’ve been a subscriber to The Oregonian (our local paper) since 2001.
It’s a pretty good paper for local event,politics, business and entertainment. Almost all the national news is from the AP or other syndicated sources. We even clipped a coupon or two before we started using Trader Joes as our primary source of staple foods. Since we don’t watch very much TV it has been our first source of information regarding all things local. For my previous job it was essential that I was aware of the local business and political scene for great networking conversation and client relationships. Most of the time I skimmed the headlines, read a few articles and recycled. During the past 7 years we have recycled ALOT of newspapers.
During our trip to Europe it gave us some time to reflect on our life and our priorities. Our life is very much about the journey and I’d really like to focus more on quality rather than quantity. You can’t do everything and the things that you choose to do should be done with attention to detail and at a high quality. So the plan is to only get the local paper on Sunday and also get the New York Times. Spend time reading the issues more in depth, learn about new things and have deeper conversation with friends about the issues. I’ll let you know how it goes….