Editor’s Notebook: 1/4/11

Jeff Genung

• I don’t like the smell of lemon pepper tuna, yet Ms. Stagnaro continues to devour it in the office. She tests me …

• Often when I’m reading the Associated Press news content for the day’s edition in the morning, I’m disturbed by developments here and around the world. This morning I came across one that shook me to my very core – no, not the thousands of birds dying mysteriously in Arkansas, or the ongoing turmoil with Laurent Gbagbo in the Ivory Coast – Justin Bieber suffers from insomnia! Christ on a crutch, as my dearly departed mother would say. The 16-year-old pop-superstar-cum-Antichrist told Vanity Fair he has trouble sleeping at night because his mind’s racing with all the things he doesn’t have time to think about during the day – “like family and God.” Are you really thinking about God, Justin, or ways to unseat him from his Heavenly throne?

• In related news, a religious cult in North Carolina is predicting the End of Days. Specifically, on May 21, 2011.