Sunday, January 15, 2006

On History And Cleaning The Cat Box

I read this article by The Last Amazon concerning the Qibya "Massacre" in 1953 and then performed my regular "labor of love" - cleaning the cat box. It struck me that The Last Amazon had done exactly the same thing with the Toronto Star article referenced. If a widowed former ballerina, full-time breadwinner, mother-of-three and part-time blogger does a better job of providing the historical context for the event in question than a full-time, professional reporter, then is the work of that reporter of any greater value than what I removed from my cat box? This article is one more reason to read The Last Amazon on a regular basis.