This just in: I’m putting my head in the sand and taking a break from the news. I can’t listen to another story about missing planes and kidnapped school girls, about children gunned down in class and police officers executed in their squad car. I can’t read another piece about whites hating blacks and blacks hating whites and cyber attacks and terrorist threats, and horrific invasions and unjust imprisonments. I need a breather from stories about poverty and refugee camps and cancer and bullying and kids committing suicide. The barrage of bad news is killing me, paralyzing me, making me ask myself “why bother?” about…everything.  Put a fork in me, I’m done. At least for the next few days.