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On Our Virtual Route 66 This Week: On @FEMA Watch

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  While on the prowl, our team captured the latest FEMA Bulletin as we look forward to the continued privilege to serve:     In this Edition: FEMA Celebrates Black History Month DHS Secretary Mayorkas Visits FEMA Staff Supporting Super Bowl LVIII FEMA Updates Mitigation Action Portfolio FEMA Seeks Comments on Simplified Homeowner Flood Insurance Form to Improve Customer Experience FEMA Hosts Webinar Series Connecting the Exercise Cycle and Continuous Improvement Process Nonprofit Security Grant Program Webinar Series FEMA Welcomes New Small State and Rural Advocate Patricia Pudwill Help Recruit Summer Interns from HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions #WinterReady Extreme Cold Summit Video FEMA Blog: 4 Preparedness Valentine Cards to Give Your Loved Ones This Year Upcoming Deadlines and Reminders Important Deadlines & Reminders Virtual BRIC National Review Panel Application Closes to be Considered as a Panelist.  Public Comment Period on DHS's Environmental Justice Program Cl

#OutsiderVibes (Special Edition): Emperor

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On Our Final 'Virtual Route 66" For January 2024

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  Take action:  Drop, Cover, and Hold On  - the best way to protect yourself and loved ones when the shaking begins. For modifications of Drop, Cover and Hold On, check out the  Earthquake Preparedness Guide for Seniors, People with Disabilities, and Others with Access and Functional Needs (AFN) Create a family  emergency plan  that includes how and where to evacuate and how you will communicate. Get to know your SSA building’s emergency procedures. Know where to evacuate to. Organize your  emergency supplies .

On Our Virtual Route 66 With #RandomThoughts For the Week-End

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On Our Virtual Route 66: Thoughts Courtesy Ryan Holiday

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  ​ This is the Word I'm Trying to Live By This Year ​ The past year has been all about LESS for me. At the end of 2022, actually as part of  The Daily Stoic New Year New You Challenge  ( new one starting on Jan 1 if you want to join us ), my wife and I picked a word we were going to use as our lodestar for the year. We picked ‘less’ because we felt like we were too busy, too overwhelmed, too stressed, too frustrated. I was just exhausted as December ended and I felt like my health, my family, and my quality of life could not face another year of the same. So as I wrote here,  in an article , my goal was: Less . Less commitments. Less drama. Less busyness. Less screen time. Just less. Part of the reason I want less is so I have room for more. More stillness. More presence. Looking back, I think we did a pretty good job. I was strict about passing on stuff I didn’t want to do. I asked my assistant not to schedule appointments or interviews or calls on Fridays. I pushed  my book  bac