Friday, October 5, 2007

Not Even Trying to be a Journalist

Journalism is okay. We all want to know what's going on, but the problem with "journalism" is it's always a little Heisenbergian. Just the act of choosing what to write about means I'm directing others what to think about. Even if I simply document the facts of a plane crash in Bolivia, it steers readers' minds onto thinking about that rather than the equal number of people who may have been killed, for example, during a two week period from a sewage spill in Albania.

Nobody likes to document diarrhea. Not on paper anyway. I figure that's what blogs are for.

Ergo, I hereby dedicate this blog to everyone who has ever, in the entire history of the world, died from a sewage spill in Albania.

Thank You,
Catherine O'Sullivan

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