The world likes shorts. More now than ever. Are we talking about showing a little leg? Maybe next time. For now, we’re talking about reading.
The ideology of the tweet has us all in its tiny hands, whether we are twitterers or not. This is true on the North Shore and everywhere else.
They’re tweeting in the deserts of the Mideast and the meadows of the Midwest. Even presidents and popes tweet. Tweeting, texting, emailing, mostly in an ‘e-literate’ form of ‘e-nglish’ which cares not a whit for spelling (or should it be wit?).
No matter. We have the attention spans of hummingbirds, not school teachers.
So, going with the current, we’re introducing the first North Shorts column, a quick read about this and that.
Today, it’s about itself.
Next time, it could be about your dog’s neuroses. Junk food at a North Shore weenie shack. The failure of profanity. The role of luck in longevity.
Whatever the subject will be, it won’t take up much of your time.
It’ll be some observation or snippet of light news that comes out of who-knows-where and will disappear in the snap of a turned page.
The mood will be fun; the words will be few. Words that can be shared in less than minute or two. It’s good to share — as long as we share short.