Everyday Not Just Another Day

Internet bubble, Recession, 9.11, Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, North Korea, and now Columbia.  Is it just me?  Is this part of life on the other side of 40?  I don't know when it happened, but I no longer feel that everyday is just another day and I don't mean that in a shiny and bright way.  I spent a whole month after 9.11 shocked.  Today, I am less shocked, as if I was half expecting it.  After all, everyday is no longer just another day.  What a crappy day this is.  Somebody please turn this burning flapjack over.