Thank you. It does help. There is good in the world. I saw a lot of it during my career too, but sometimes the most horrible acts are the ones to out shine the good deeds.

Also, there’s little acknowledgement, if any, for sacrificing yourself for the sake of others. It’s a tough gig and I don’t think I could have ever done it if I didn’t have a standoffish- asshole like personality. Detachment is key and I worked along many who carried it home with them each night and eventually cracked.

I have written about it before, bits and pieces here and there. One of my favorite stories is about how my husband and I got together which if I hadn’t been out on the street with someone who stabbed eight people I may not have ever married him. It’s intriguing how things come together.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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