Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Newspapers Nourish the Mind, Heart and Soul

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Newspapers Nourish the Mind, Heart and Soul

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A newspaper is much more than the sum of its parts: It is a living (figuratively) entity, created by living beings and composed of words imprinted upon the pulp produced from a once-living tree. The printed word is unique, because, unlike photographs or videos, the images that reading creates in the minds of literates are idiosyncratic to each subscriber. In this era of conformity, it may be individualism's final outpost.

Sweet memories of my dad reading his beloved newspaper, after a hard day's mill labor, still tickle my mind, each morning, as I consume coffee, bread and my Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Brain food is the best jentacular treat - ask any newspaper junkie!

The first daily newspaper, the Roman Acta Diurna (Latin for Daily Acts), was handwritten on sheets of papyri beginning about 59 B. …

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