No ‘V’ for me

I’m out of bed by 5 a.m. every day of my life. Even if I don’t have to leave the house until 9 or 10, or sometimes not at all. I just love morning.
Often, I’ll wander outside to look at the heavens. The position of the moon usually takes me by surprise.
I pick up the Citizens Voice from my front porch when heading back in where I put on coffee and typically grab a banana, soon followed by the remote. I jump from news program to news program while going through the paper.
Some days I have a column or blog to write, but occasionally I have nothing pressing. On those days, I tend to scroll through a bunch of movie channels on TV just to see if anything catches my eye.
On a recent day, I found two: “Flight of the Phoenix” (the 2004 version, which is good, but I like the 1965 one with Jimmy Stewart better) and “The Paper.” I know both of them by heart, so I kept flipping back and forth in anticipation of my favorite scenes. It was fun.
Rarely do I find movies I am familiar with, however, so I decide whether to watch by the information provided along with the title. In addition to the rating, PG, PG-13, R, etc., there are letters referring to things like AC for Adult Content or BN for Brief Nudity. There are two others that ensure I am NOT about to watch. One is V for Violence, the other GV for Graphic Violence.
Sorry, but I do not find Violence or Graphic Violence entertaining.
I want no part of it.
Particularly first thing in the morning.

Ed Ackerman