Zeroing In: The Debate Over Vaccination

In the emergency preparedness community, most everyone acknowledges the need to prepare for the possibility of epidemics, pandemics, and outbreaks of various well-known illnesses. The threat of such things is a routine part of the evening news; we’ve read and … Continue reading

Q&A: Are You Prepared or Alarmed?

Many ideas are accused of being ALARMIST, meaning that some people think they’re portrayed to be more frightening than they actually are in order to “alarm” you into a certain response. Things like climate change and the swine flu are … Continue reading

Be Prepared in 2009

Every new year brings with it a tradition of reflection. We look back at the past with both pride and disappointment, and we look toward the future with anticipation and a desire to become better. We often make renewed lists … Continue reading

Another Car Story

  A few years ago my husband and I were travelling home from college for the weekend. We were in a bit of a hurry and set our cruise control to 80 (five miles over the speed limit). Unfortunately, we … Continue reading