Moore to the Point - The Importance of Unplugging

Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Wednesday, July 6th. Audio included below.

This may seem counterintuitive coming from someone who spends much of her life online, but making a point to unplug from time to time is invaluable. Monday, being the 4th of July, offered a golden opportunity to do just that.


The day started out great – with the chance to walk in the O’Fallon, MO, Heritage and Freedom Fest Parade with my NewsTalkSTL friends. It was a hot morning, but so worth it – two miles of parade route, lined the entire way with freedom-loving Americans out sporting their red, white, and blue, waving flags, and celebrating the independence – and uniqueness – of this amazing country which we’re all privileged to call “home.”

O’Fallon, MO, Heritage and Freedom Fest Parade (Credit: Susie Moore)

An afternoon spent lounging in the pool, soaking up the sun, and chatting with friends, while enjoying a nice cold adult beverage was then capped off by a jaunt down to the St. Charles riverfront with my handsome beau to hear live music and watch an impressive fireworks display along with thousands of our fellow Missourians.

It’s not that the world – or the news, some of it quite distressing – stopped. But having the chance to unplug from it all and just live in it, rather than argue about it or report on it truly was a blessing.

Quite honestly, I can’t think of a better way to spend a day and recharge your batteries.


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