Feels like outsider while reading The Sentinel

To the editor:

Whenever I stay at a motel in a town or city far away, I always buy their local paper.

It’s fun and interesting to read about life in an unfamiliar location. I like to learn what kind of entertainment and recreation they have, what kind of housing is available, the cost of renting or buying homes, what jobs are available and the cost of food compared to our location. (Yes, I check their grammar, too.)

It is strange peering into another existence. I get a funny feeling, kind of like I’m on the outside looking in. In recent years I’ve been getting the same feeling when reading The Sentinel, like being in a strange town, on the outside looking in. I wonder why that is.

Marianne Hornyak