Communication has come a long way. From post mail on ships in WWI to air mail in WWII. Telephone calls in Vietnam. Telephone calls in the Gulf through MARS links where no land line or satphone existed. Email in Iraq. Twitter in Afghanistan.
Communication has made our world a smaller place. But it also brings distraction. Yesterday I learned that someone I knew did something terrible. It ate at me all day, my guts in knots over how someone could do that to a child.