How to Ride the Slide: Apocalypse Lite

I’m often told that I’m not positive enough because I point out all sorts of deficiencies in the world without offering solutions. This irritates me. Perhaps this irritability reinforces my reputation as a curmudgeon.¬†Deep cleansing breaths. In with the good air. Out with the bad. Squeeze the little rubber ball. Okay… First, some problems simply … Continue reading How to Ride the Slide: Apocalypse Lite

Emergency Preparation – Wherever You Live

Whether it’s an industrial accident that releases toxic chemicals into the water supply as happened in West Virginia in recent memory, or a Katrina or¬†Hurricane Sandy type event, or the jolt of an earthquake in California, people very often find themselves without electricity, running water, natural gas, and many other supplies and services for a … Continue reading Emergency Preparation – Wherever You Live