There is so much going on in the world. A gripping nomination battle in both parties that will determine our nation's future. A spreading economic fear (driven more by fear than facts). War in the Middle East*. Climate change that threatens our very existence.
But who cares? The Giants are in the Super Bowl!
I'd like to apologize in advance to my legions of readers who come here to read captivating articles about the evils of gerrymandering+, or who have been eagerly awaiting my multi-part series comparing Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.
For the next couple of weeks (longer, if the G-Men win), expect a lot of NFL coverage here at FreeTime...
* as Dave Barry once wrote, "...there will never be peace in the Middle East. Billions of years from now, when Earth is hurtling toward the Sun and there is nothing left alive on the planet except a few microorganisms, the microorganisms living in the Middle East will be bitter enemies."
+ Note to the irony-challenged: Yes, I do realize my piece about the evils of gerrymandering was not, in fact, captivating.