Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By ROBERT SKOGLUND
(Continued from page 1)
The guests just drove 350 miles, arriving at the hotel around midnight. They played 18 holes of golf at this very important convention. Several martinis preceded the prime rib and asparagus washed down with wine, after which they slowly fold their hands in their laps and drift off into a digestive coma.
For those who cannot afford golf or wine who would like to achieve this relaxing state of nothingness, I am adding a new dimension to my television show. I call it No Things Considered.
Aren't there many programs now being aired that make you wish they would simply take a break and give you just a few precious minutes of silence? Think of all the times over the past week when you wished you could simply close your eyes, lean back quietly in your rocking chair and consider absolutely nothing. Or, like a nursery student, drop on the carpet and suck your thumb.
It doesn't take a three-year 10 million-dollar university study to prove that the act of considering something too often entails tiring thought. And if you think, you might be tempted to say what you think.
It is not always wise to say what you think. Someone might ask you to write for a newspaper.
The humble Farmer can be seen on Community Television in and near Portland and visited at his website: