Annual Reminder to Check your Readiness

It seems like every year or so I put out a public service announcement to remind people that they need to have the minimum amount of preparedness for themselves and their family. Are you ready? Are you sure? – theleansubmariner All of us are dependent on services provided by the government and well regulated industry. […]

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Should I stay or should I go?

One of the questions asked so much in the recent lead up to the storm is “Should I stay or should I go”. The obvious answer is to follow the directions of the emergency management officials. Much of the loss of life and deprivation after Katrina was too many people in the wrong place at […]

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Where have you been?

I have to admit it’s been a few days since my last post and considering the nature of that post, some of my readers may have wondered if I had been selected for early admission to the nearest FEMA camp. No such luck (at least not yet). We have been spending a lot of time working […]

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Daddy, why is it so quiet?

It’s early Wednesday morning and something inside of you wakes you up before the sun rises. The house is completely silent and as you start to focus, you sense something is different. At first, the darkness seems natural until you realize the red LED display of the alarm clock is dark too. Out of habit, […]

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Dereliction of Duty

  One of the worst things I can imagine a service member doing is being guilty of dereliction of duty. We all take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. When we are derelict in our duties, there are military laws which judge us and rightly so. People depend on us to defend them […]

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Are you ready? Are you sure?

Preparing after a Disaster strikes is like trying to learn how  to swim after you find yourself in the middle of the ocean with no life jacket With the recent storms in Florida and the south, I was reminded about another large storm and it’s impacts. We are praying for the folks in the South […]

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