our chocolate supply, the humor value of election campaigns, Muslim Intolerance Syndrome, and all the latest research on middle-aged health and sanity. Current events, no matter what their ilk, fascinate me, whether they center on domestic politics, say, or the Arabic world or natural disasters, just for instance.
All of which is to say, I'm feeling just a tad overwhelmed these days. I've got newshound whiplash, as it were, what with trying to focus on renegade state senators in Wisconsin, revolutionaries in North Africa, and Mother Nature in the Far East.
And let's not forget exploding nuclear reactors, of course...
Makes it sort of hard to focus on planning dinner for the family, you know? What the heck, kids, who needs a balanced diet if the end of civilization is nigh? Let's eat ice cream while we prepare to shelter in place from radioactive fallout!
But pay attention - there will be a quiz once everything settles down. We homeschooling mothers are like that.
[Earthquake images: Kishore]
[Radioactive child image: Edmonton Journal]