My news­pa­pers are my friends

RE: The read­ing life

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

I love news­pa­pers. They are my friends. When I get up in the morn­ing, they are in my mail­box wait­ing for me. So I go on my morn­ing walk around the neigh­bour­hood, then I set­tle down with my cof­fee and The Spec­ta­tor and the Globe and Mail.

The Spec is first and I read left to right un­til I am fin­ished. Then I cir­cle fea­tures, com­ment page, let­ters, Jeff Ma­honey, Paul Wil­son. Then the Clas­si­fieds — lives, an­niver­saries, grad­u­a­tion and births.

I look for­ward to the week­end. That’s for the Spec, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, New York Times, and the An­caster News. But the comics are the first — every­thing I need to know about life is in the funny pa­pers.

Paul Benedetti — I look for­ward to his take on life with cousins, par­ents, chil­dren and trips to the cot­tage etc. He bright­ens my day. It re­minds how quickly the years pass. Last year I walked my grand­daugh­ter to kinder­garten, this morn­ing she drove off with my car.

Rabbi Baskin is a good read at the end of the day. His take on life di­rects and guides us to help us live more deeply.

So you can take my TV, but, keep your hands off my news­pa­pers. Ruth Miller, An­caster

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