Sunday, April 12, 2009

Column: My kingdom for some cable!

During the ice storms this past winter, we didn’t lose power or heat, have to move to a shelter or take refuge on the roof to wait for rescue boats. So it would probably seem silly for me to complain about the two weeks we were without cable TV.

That said … Those were the worst two weeks of my life.

OK, so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. It’s just that I’d never realized the comfort we took in the soft glow coming off Larry King’s wrinkled face, or that the kids got from the canned laughter taking up the empty crevasses of our household via the Disney Channel. Without it we were faced with an unexpected need to fill that void with something else. Like, you know, conversation.

So you can appreciate the severity of the circumstances.

At first I thought we could fall back on the hundreds of kids’ DVDs we’d accumulated over the years — silly me. “But those are BORING!” they declared, in that way they have of talking in unison whenever I suggest something really stupid.

[Read the rest of this week's AT LARGE by Peter Chianca here.]

1 comment:

Tricia Cunningham said...


Contact: Sheridan Folger, Co-Founder Foundation for Conservative Solutions 603-534-7932


BOSTON-- While there are over 2000 tea parties planned around the nation for this coming tax day, April 15, one of the largest and certainly the most symbolic will be held in Boston. Thousands of participants are anticipated to gather to hear some of the nation's leading public policy leaders address why our federal government's policies of excessive economic micromanagement, punitive taxation, and unprecedented wasteful spending are proving damaging to American freedom.

The Boston Tea Party on Tax Day will be held:

Date: Wednesday April 15, 2009
Time: 11am ET to 9pm ET (speakers can be heard from noon to 2pm ET)
Location: Massachusetts State House at 24 Beacon Street, Boston

From noon to 2pm, the following speakers will address the Boston Tax Day Tea Party, which will be emceed by WRKO Radio host Todd Feinburg:

**Jim Stergios, Executive Director, Pioneer Institute
**Massachusetts State Senator Bob Hedlund (R-Weymouth)
**Barry Hinckley, Fair Tax
**David Tuerck, Beacon Hill Institute
**Carla Howell, Center for Small Government
**Chip Faulkner, Citizens for Limited Taxation
**Michael Johns, national conservative leader and former White House speechwriter and Heritage Foundation policy analyst
**Brad Marston, Foundation for Conservative Solutions
**Sheridan Folger, Sovereignty Alliance

The event, which is expected to feature prominently in national media coverage of the Tax Day Tea Parties, is open to the public and media.