Just like you, I'm drawn to the news blurbs online with those enticing captions that beg us to click for more. Somewhere along the way I became cynical of those bold headlines when I read something along the lines of "Top Careers" midway between the economic meltdown and recovery. I use recovery loosely since there are many of us who think we're nowhere near that placid state. On the list of top careers was mortgage banker. I didn't have to be married to one to know that the inclusion of that career was an erroneous oversight by a journalist completely in the dark or by an editor asleep at the wheel.
Stories about autism continue to have a strong presence in the headlines. The diagnosis is still misunderstood by many and marginalized in a way that links autism with violence as if the two are always correlated. Then there are the recurrent stories that bolster hope and skepticism about finally narrowing in on a possible cause. Fingers crossed that one day scientists unlock the unsolved mystery for all the parents asking why? Here's the headline I came across this morning: "Autistic boy dies in Hoschton fire, mother and father escape." Here's a link: http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/23472775/austic-boy-dies-hoschton-fire