A Newbie going to Seaside GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, my eldest niece wants to hang out with her for a couple days. So, without hesitation, we said “TAKE HER!” And Newbie screamed with joy! Everyone is happy!

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

Chris and Will…HA…GOTCHA! No I am not going to talk about them as you have probably read enough on that.

Juliette Kayyem. Ever hear of her?

She wrote a book recently titled “The Devil Never Sleeps.

She is also a former deputy assistant at Homeland Security and teaches about crisis management.

I listened to a snipit of her on the radio yesterday. The question was posed to her along the lines of “Why are there so many disasters?” Great question.

The answer (in both Juliette’s and my mind) has a few pieces.

First, there is the technology/ connection piece. We receive news and information almost instantaneously. All day, every day. This ability is a recent phenomenon. We receive daily updates on the war in Ukraine. Hourly almost. If the event is significant, immediately. Yet in 1941, it took about 24 hours before Americans knew about Pearl Harbor being attacked. Basically, we are inundated with disasters.

Second, has to do with the complexity of the design of our world. Our world is trying to get bigger and faster…quicker. Our technology faster. I cannot think of anything where we want something to take longer. In that push for bigger and faster, we press into areas that we might not understand or think we do…and we don’t. The chemicals get more dangerous, the buildings taller resulting in bigger collapses. Our quest for immediate gratification may be pushing us into bigger disasters.

Last, has to do with environment. Say what you want about “Global Warming” or “Climate Change.” At the end of the day, the climate is changing. It always has. The chemicals shot into the air do have an effect on the environment. The temperatures in different regions have changed significantly. We can theorize about what will happen. However, we do not know what will happen until it does. And all we can do until then is try to become resilient. How well can you survive it; how quickly can you get back on your feet; how quickly can you assist in helping others? Those are the categories for What Would You Do.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember if a celery is following you, you are being STALKED! BWAHAHAHAHAHHAA


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Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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