As I write this article, my eyes are glued to the news and weather forecasts. It’s not that I’m a news junkie. In fact, I don’t normally watch news broadcasts. But tonight is different. Tonight I have a special interest. I’m watching as Hurricane Sandy begins to surge onto the Delaware shore. I’m curious to see if the predicted 80 mile per hour gusts of wind, 8 foot swells and up to 10 days of power outages will become reality and how much damage they will do.
No, I don’t have a compulsive desire to view destruction. I simply have an interest in what is happening in the place I grew up. You see, I’m from Delaware so my parents, brother, many relatives and friends reside there. I care about what is happening in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, etc; but I have a special interest regarding the state of Delaware.