This past year we saw the Seattle PI shut down the press. Denver's Rocky Mountain news also shut down. I commented on some of those issues here.
As the summer approaches we see the continuing impact of the disappearance of newspapers.
Today I saw Alton Brown's Good Eats episode, "Tender is the Pork." Alton is of course, awesome. He is also nuts. But still awesome. Regardless, he grilled a pork tenderloin over charcoal. He used a chimney starter. And how did he get that chimney starter going?
When I was a kid I got my mother a parakeet for her birthday one year. (The cat got a big kick out of that.) What lined the bottom of the cage?
In 1998, I moved from Boise to Seattle. I boxed up my clothes, disassembled my electronics, and wrapped up my dishes (mainly Travel Lodge and Best Western glasses) in what else?
Without newspaper, what else are we are going to use when we have to burn something, clean up animal waste, or keep other stuff from breaking?
We must stop reading news online and go back to the newspaper just so we have something we can use to line our boxes and refuse containers.
What choice do we have?