I made it home in time to watch baseball. It was a tough night for baseball. There was defense and home runs and unfortunate umpiring:
But, hey, a beautiful spring day was before us. The sunset behind home plate and we spent the evening with friends and then we went out to eat with some of them and we laughed until the restaurant made us go home. So it was a great evening and a fine start to the weekend.
Things to read … because the reading never stops.
The Internet is becoming an increasingly mobile medium, but it appears that newspaper publishers are not only struggling to make the transition, they’re falling behind.
This year, for the first time ever, the amount of time Americans spend consuming media on mobile — smartphones and tablets — will exceed that of the desktop Internet, according to an eMarketer report released in April. Nearly a quarter (23.3 percent) of Americans’ daily media consumption will be on mobile in 2014, compared to 18 percent on desktop.
We get it. You think that story we shared via social media and posted on our website is ridiculous, stupid and far from newsworthy. And we hear you, and we appreciate your opinion. But that’s not going to stop us from sharing it.
For us, news is anything popular or trending or being talked about. It’s often serious, but not always. It’s often bad but sometimes good.
And sometimes, it’s just plain silly. Or not helpful.
And, now, for a whole bunch of “Awwws” from the best story of the day: Teenager takes his great-grandmother to prom.
Delores Dennison never went to her high school prom. Times were tough. Money was scarce — just enough for the necessities.
But if she had gone to the prom, Delores might have imagined wearing a lovely dress and promenading through a sea of balloons and dancing with a handsome young man on a crisp April evening. She might have imagined the band playing the Frank Sinatra song, “How I love the kisses of Delores.”
A few months back, Delores received a telephone call from her great-grandson. Austin is 19-years-old, a senior at Parkway High School in Rockford, Ohio. And he had a very important question for his “Granny DD.”
“I asked her if she would be my prom date,” Austin told me. “How cool would it be to take my great-grandmother to prom?”
But wait, there’s more:
What a cool guy.