As a former commuter, I have spent far more time than I care to recall passing the time during my uncounted trips between home and office listening to a car radio. I’ve relied upon it to keep me up to speed on the news and events of the day, to help me unwind after a particular trying day at the office, and to keep awake during the long drive home on those odd evenings when my professional responsibilities kept me out far past my bedtime.
Which is why I found it so curious that after returning from an extended trip out of the country during which I had neither the time either to watch television or listen to the radio that I found myself, upon getting into our family’s car at the airport, about to turn it on for the drive home – but I didn’t. And I have rarely done so since.
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