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Piece #85 - Breaking News

Even though the news has been always the same, the method of which it is delivered has changed a great deal just within the last decade. I remember my oldest daughter being a person who didn't want to miss anything! And I mean a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g! Christmas, Birthdays you name it, she knew it...parties, presents everything. So in a small way, I really empathize with her like catching the news because I feel like if I don't then I might have missed something important. I realize there is a lot of negative feels when it comes to the news, but one usually should expect the 'bad' news.
After word of mouth, we decided to put our news to print and for a very long time that is how we got our information. Then the radio came along and the news suddenly came a little faster than a standard newspaper because families would huddle around the radio for news or even entertainment. Movies came along soon after the radio where people could see news clips, but the one invention that really…

Piece #84 - The Vortex of Hatred

As I write this blog, there has been a series of unrest in several communities about violence that has occurred and there seems to be no justice or closure. In previous entries, I've addressed anger, stress, frustration, and conviction; but this goes a little deeper with most of the topics getting swirled together in this mixture. As an adult with Asperger's Syndrome, I'm not a robot and I understand the whole complexities of hate. I have admittedly hated situations, people, and even certain events that I completely disagreed with in the past; but this goes much further than my own little issues.
Hatred is a natural, but incredibly dark part of our humanity. The best comparison I can think of is that of a tornado. A tornado is natural and is a part of nature, but we all know how deadly and destructive a tornado can be. Like hatred, a tornado just doesn't pop out of nowhere and starts to destroy things; it begins as a rotating vortex in the upper atmosphere of a thunders…