I used to work in television news, always on top of the latest horrors, disasters, perversions and wars. For the last three years, I have not had a TV. No more slouching in front of the tube, allowing the chaos to permeate the admittedly delicate firewall of my conscious thought. I get a lot more done. I read a lot. I watch movies. I also understand more fully that media is our environment, pushing through to our desire to know what’s going on – preferably as the first to know or have something, no matter its value to us personally.