I have found as I get older the news affects me more now. I used to be able to watch the death and violence and be fine. Now it seems to take a toll. Maria is into watching it still because she writes news as her job. When something like a tornado happens, I am fine knowing the facts, but I don't really care to pour over the footage. I don't know, but maybe this all links back to 9/11. I watched endless hours of footage, and now I think it's permanently scarred me. It could also be the fact that fatherhood changed me a bit.