The only television I sit down and watch, apart from the occasional sports game, is the news. So much of it these days is especially bad news, but some would say I am getting older, so I just see it that way, and with that I would not agree. One should see what’s happening in Europe, the UK, and especially the United States of America, and the Middle East, and almost everywhere else for that matter. I have found news about the United States especially acerbating. Therefore, I decided to switch off the television for a month or longer. In times like these, I need the simple pleasures to keep positive. In my ‘island’ away from the world, it only makes sense to maintain its peacefulness and not let the world in. But I felt it: what is happening throughout the world is terrible indeed. For me, I have a choice to switch off from it all for a while. And that I am doing. I have found the break very soothing so far. My alarm clock is set for January. Wake me up then. I will sleep through the alarm clock.