The JOY of Preparedness! 

The POWER of Preparedness! 

The MAGIC of Preparedness! 

The GRACE of Preparedness!


This website is an ongoing discussion of what all that means . . .


People are quite wonderful!

You and I want all people to be safe and survive future emergencies and disasters!

You and I want to make a difference!

You and I want to make a contribution to our families, our neighborhood, our community, our planet!

You and I want to leave the planet in better shape than when we found it. 

The bottom line is that we want as many sentient beings as possible to survive future disasters. 

In order to reduce death and suffering, we need to become conscious of the many unexamined myths and assumptions we hold about the realities of our local and national disaster response effort.

This website is dedicated to generating a planetary cultural shift from dependency on others to self-sufficiency, family-sufficiency, neighborhood-sufficiency, community sufficiency in the event of emergencies and disasters.

For the most part our culture does not recognize the Joy, Power, Magic and Grace of Disaster Preparedness.

Besides the obvious benefit of  neighborhood safety and security, Disaster Preparedness promotes community building, leadership development, lasting friendships, etc. 

So welcome again to the Joy of Preparedness, the Power of Preparedness, the Magic of Preparedness, the Grace of Preparedness.

We need to reflect, not just react!

We need to reflect on what kind of society we want to live and who we are, not necessarily what we need to do or what we need to have  . . . what we need to do and have occurs spontaneously out of becoming clearer and clearer about who we are.

Disaster Preparedness from a wide variety of perspectives

We will be discussing disaster preparedness from a wide variety of perspectives. 

Traditional disaster preparedness

Innovative disaster preparedness programs

We will be discussing team building, leadership development, the development of lifelong friendships

Dismissing fear from our life

Discussing local, national and international resources that are at our disposal

The importance of redundancy

What science is saying about the human mind

The importance of reflection, instead of reaction, etc.

Disaster Preparedness from a wide variety of perspectives

Science:  We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.  Albert Einstein

Poetry and Literature:  To have JOY one must share it.  Lord Byron

Joy is the best makeup.  Anne Lamott

Religion:   You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  Leviticus 19:9-18

That is not only one of God’s two greatest commandments as Christ said, but it is also who we are.

Football:  The start is what stops most people. ~Don Shula, Former NFL Coach

Baseball:  You can’t hit what you can’t see. Walter Johnson 

Music:  He’s as blind as he can be, just sees what he wants to see, isn’t he a bit like you and me.  The Beatles: No Where Man

You know something is happening here, but you don’t know what it is, do you Mr. Jones?  Bob Dylan:  Ballad of a Thin Man

What on earth you tryin' to do.  It's up to you, YEAH YOU  . . . .  Who in the hell d'you think you are . . .. A SUPER STAR! . . . . Well, right YOU ARE! John Lennon:  Instant Karma

You can't always get what you want.  You can't always get what you want.  You can't always get what you want.  But if you try sometimes well you just might find. You get what you need Rolling Stones:  You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. -Frank Zappa (1940-1993)