Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Question of the Day With Michael Phillips

Angel Harp: A Novel
Question 22 of 25

What do you do with your time when you’re not writing?

Cycle, work around the house, work in my shop, yard work, repairs, read, take naps. How’s that for brutal honesty? I confess, too, that I am a TV watcher. I love TV—news, the NFL, movies, drama. I find it very stimulating to my writer’s brain. I do need to add this for the record, because I would not want the above to give a wrong impression about my values—I would not under any circumstances watch any sit-com or reality show being produced today. I would not go so far as to call them evil, but I would go so far as to call them morally and spiritually bankrupt. Judy and I have literally not watched a single episode of a single sit-com produced in the last 30 years, though we do enjoy re-runs of some of our favorites of the old classics from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. We have never seen a single episode of any reality show—ever. Christians are far to lax about what they allow themselves to watch. There, I’ve said it—that’s my one and only foray into social comment!


  1. I whole heartedly agree, I do like sitcoms but I still agree...especially with the reality shows. With sitcoms you know it's not real, with reality shows people start thinking it's normal behavior.

  2. I agree about the stuff on TV today. I really rarely turn mine on because I work during the day and when I come home and sit down to relax I want to do it with a good book!


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