{December 26, 2012}   Avoiding Social Media

I’ve been avoiding the internet for about a week now. I wanted my Holiday time with my family, uninterrupted by tragic news and drama. I had a wonderful Christmas, as I hope you all did. My favorite part of Christmas morning this year was the look on my Mom & Dad’s faces when they opened the Kindle Fire I got them. It was priceless, their faces lit up like little kids and their eyes were filled with wonder.

Unfortunately as much as I tried to avoid the social media, the local news channels are just as bad. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the two volunteer firefighters who were senselessly murdered while doing their jobs in Webster, NY on Christmas Eve. It was an unbelievable act of evil. I realize that curiosity is human nature but it sickens me how much attention the media has given that terrible man who took their lives. The same goes for the massacre in Newtown, CT. It disgusts me. Let’s remember all of the victims and their families and try to forget the monsters who committed these awful acts.

My Deputy Chief put me back on duty this morning and just in time, too. We’re supposed to be getting one hell of a Nor’ Easter tonight and tomorrow. They’re saying 14″-20″ between tonight and tomorrow afternoon. Experience tells me that we will have people driving off the roads everywhere. It should be fun, cold and miserable. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m just happy to be back on duty!


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