Gavels, the 24/7 news cycle, Jeanne Calment, and middle age in this week's 3 thoughts.

  1. The fact that media news outlets spent almost an entire day hashing, rehashing, and hashtagging who would gavel in a major political party convention is proof that 24/7 news coverage is a bad idea.
  2. In 1997 the oldest woman in the world, Jeanne Calment, died at age 122. Which means that if I meet or surpass her goal, I am in the prime of middle age.
  3. Then again, in light of the present political climate and the 24/7 news cycle, who wants to live that long? Do you?