After the Storm Passes

After the Storm Passes

Residents of Moore, OK search the remains of their homes for their possessions. Photo Source: www.reuters.com When a disaster like the recent tornado in Moore, OK or Superstorm Sandy in the Northeast hits, our first thoughts go to the people affected. Are they safe?...
Like the Scouts Say “Be Prepared”

Like the Scouts Say “Be Prepared”

Yesterday when I got back from my morning jog, my family was watching a Doomsday Preppers marathon. It inspired an amazingly thoughtful conversation with the kids. What happens (or doesn’t) when we have no electricity, no way to contact our family in another state or...
How Will You Stay In Touch?

How Will You Stay In Touch?

September is National Preparedness Month. For more information, visit ready.gov . In our ultra-in-touch world of texts, Facebook messages and emails (among other things), it seems unfathomable that there might come a time when we cannot contact our loved ones. After...
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

This weekend has been a worrisome one for me. Hurricane Irene, while not dropping a single drop of rain or bringing a gust of wind to Middle Georgia, has threatened the homes and lives of most of my immediate family. My mother had to evacuate her waterfront home and...