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Life As I Understand It.

I was perusing MSN’s homepage, and I found a slideshow on war-torn Libya.  I could not help but be struck with a sense of awe while looking at this picture.  Take a moment and just look at the details.  Please.

In a world with so many modern advances– cancer research, clean energy, cell phones, and the Internet– I struggle with the idea that people feel the need to destroy cities and kill people to “win.”  Aren’t there more 21st Century ways of dealing with problems?  The destruction in this picture represents a total disregard for life and progress.  And what does all of this destruction accomplish?

The fact does not allude me that when and where we are born is not a choice.  I am lucky that my house is not one of the bombed apartments in this picture.  Right now, I have pumpkins and scarecrows in my yard.  I am celebrating autumn and anticipating Halloween…

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Violence

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American ambassador killed in Libya. As century follows bloody century, does humankind learn anything? The cycle of violence and war never ends. It seems, in fact, to accelerate.