Jacob Bembry – Columnist
Emails. Text messages. Tweets. Almost forgot phone calls and definitely almost forgot letters – you know the things that you stick a stamp to and send.
There is so much information out there that it’s hard to process some of it. This past week, I learned from information stuck in with a letter to the editor that Utah has the highest percentage of Internet porn subscribers of any state. I learned from a tweet that one of the people who follows me finished a cardio workout up in New Hampshire and has a new workout buddy. I also learned from a tweet that I missed seeing Maryse Oullett on TMZ. Of course, I never watch TMZ. I am too busy trying to process the information that is overloading my brain.
Tweets and emails I get from Poynter.org and Al Tompkins give information about the news business, as well as story ideas.
Some of my tweets, texts, emails and Facebook messages are uplifting. Tom Ziglar always sends uplifting quotes that his father, Zig, has either said or written in his books. Benjie Dyal, the pastor at New Home Baptist Church, sends an uplifting text message at least once a week. Delbert Redditt, the Faith Baptist pastor, sends a daily devotional by email and Judy Dean sends prayer requests and Bible verses.
Being a high tech redneck, I try to process what information I can and store it for future use. I try to apply the uplifting messages and prayers when I get them. It’s a crazy world when we get bombarded with information, but, being the geek that I am, I would not have it any other way.