Consistency is Key

Photo by Jorge Zapata on Pexels.com No, not that kind. Well...yes, consistency is incredibly important for pasta, and baking in general, but that's not the consistency I'm talking about. The consistency I'm talking about is the discipline to do the important things day after day, no matter how mundane and repetitive they feel. More importantly … Continue reading Consistency is Key

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3 Emergency Management Awareness Points during Monumental Fires

Photo by the Associated Press The world watched in sorrow as the historic and beautiful Notre Dame-de-Paris cathedral went up in flames on Monday. I had the opportunity to visit 20 years ago while on an exchange with a number of high school classmates. A highlight of that trip will always be my classmates singing … Continue reading 3 Emergency Management Awareness Points during Monumental Fires

Bomb Cyclone – Round 2

The areas of the US that were amongst the hardest hit in the "Bomb Cyclone" a few weeks ago are now in the line of fire for another major storm that is expected to set records for both snowfall and barometric pressure. This area of the world has already experienced major flooding from the weather … Continue reading Bomb Cyclone – Round 2

52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 11

It has become blatantly obvious to me that I am falling behind in my quest to read a book per week. So, I've decided to take the week out of the title and just stick with the book...feels more productive that way! Today's book is a delightful romp through the ways in which the electrical … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 11

High Quality

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com One of my core beliefs is that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right...the first time. As a result, I sometimes struggle with my self-imposed deadlines for having posts up, as I talked about in an earlier post. I'm not a believer in posting just for the … Continue reading High Quality

Inclusive Languages

An awesome thing happened this past Saturday night, for the first time in history an NHL game was broadcast in an aboriginal language. The National Hockey League teamed up with aboriginal broadcaster APTN to deliver both play-by-play and colour commentary in Plains Cree. While I am a male of European heritage, I live in Treaty … Continue reading Inclusive Languages

Hope Grows in Our Midst

Photo by Valeria Boltneva on Pexels.com It has been an absolutely brutal week for Emergency Managers around the world. The Ethiopian Airlines crash, fires across Australia and the southern US, and yesterday's shootings in New Zealand...along with all of the other emergencies that didn't make headlines, have all taken up our energy this week. We … Continue reading Hope Grows in Our Midst

Income Inequality and Emergency Management

When each day is a struggle to merely do the basics required of us as people, there is no capacity to take on the challenges posed by a disaster or major emergency.