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Which story or character elements grab your attention — ‘negatives’ or ‘positives’?

Monday, May 11th, 2009:

Any of you use any sort of home alarm systems? Do you feel the need for such things? Have you had much property crime in your neighborhood? Many years ago, in a house just through the block from where we live now, we had someone steal a tool box off our enclosed back porch. Other than that, I can’t recall any problem of theft of vandalism. Oh, there was a shooting just around the corner from our house a few weeks ago, but it was a personal beef sort of thing, not random crime or drive-by stuff like they see […] Read More >