How to Write My Column?

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I lost the whole morning to the eye doctor today, but I’ve still got to come up with a Newswithviews column for this week. Think, think, think!

I’d rather not write about the politics that everybody else is writing about: who needs me for that? So I go back over my blog posts for the past week or so, looking for a topic–usually looking for two or three topics that I can tie together.

It’s not as easy as it sounds.

How about… how about… a nationwide epidemic of boredom? I ran a post on that last week. And from there I can segue into the ongoing efforts by people who should know better to get the whole country stoned on marijuana. It seems a natural tie-in.

And now it’s quarter to two, and I’d better get busy.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

3 responses to “How to Write My Column?

  • Phoebe

    Speaking of the push for the use of marijuana (pun about drug “pushers” intended), you might note the irony that these same people are always talking about the crisis of opioid addiction — said addiction requiring more government intervention, of course, as long as it doesn’t involve blocking the border against drug cartels. So maybe the much-vaunted marijuana use will develop into a government-action-requiring intervention as well?

    I know this sounds like a conspiracy theory, but when two contraries are held up as essential to believe in tandem, I begin to wonder what the bait-and-switch is really about.


  • unknowable2

    That’s a good point, Phoebe. I truly don’t know what to believe with regard to the opioid crisis. I know that there are people addicted to opioids and I can understand that these drugs have a lot of potential for abuse; but to hear the reports, it’s like the problem has grown dramatically in the recent past. I think it’s becoming a case of believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. 🙂


    • leeduigon

      Martin Selbrede at Chalcedon did a whole series of articles on the opioid crisis–and how the one doctor whose approach was successful… was jailed in Massachusetts. You can find these on the Chalcedon website.


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