Showing posts from October, 2019

On This #Halloween2019 Here in the United States....

On the Occasion of Halloween here in the United States, we hereby present the following thoughts we are pleased to featured on all our platforms courtesy of Jonathan Lockwood Huie and his team as we say    Happy Halloween: Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child, to whom all of life is a grand adventure. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. - Mark Twain Become more and more innocent, less knowledgeable and more childlike. Take life as fun - because that's precisely what it is! - Osho Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously. - Og Mandino

Notations From the Grid (Weekly Edition): On the #CaliforniaFires

We have been assessing the Fires in California as our work to get the new Esparanza Foundation off the ground is progressing.    We hope to be able to be supportive in whatever way we can--as we see some of the fires have been caused by Tree Branches falling on Power Lines both in Northern & Southern California. The need to think different is ever so important.

On Being Prepared: What @OCGOVCA is Up To....

As our on-going development continues, we wanted to report a sampling of what our community here in Orange County Does as we recently celebrated National Preparedness Month 2019. As previously reported in my newsletter, September is National Preparedness Month, and the 2019 theme is: Prepared, Not Scared. Be Ready for Disasters. ReadyOC  and  AlertOC  collaborated on this year's  National Preparedness Month toolkit  for content specific to Orange County. The toolkit  provides photos and graphics, along with sample newsletter copy to use on social media, websites, print or digital newsletters and more to promote broader awareness about emergency preparedness and the importance of registering for  AlertOC . We hope that you can share this information on your organization's social and digital channels. Thank you for supporting these two vital campaigns and helping our great County to prepare!  Be Disaster Aware! Are You Prepared? Because September is National

On The State of Our World & the Need to Be Prepared

Please reflect the following: Study Links Climate Change to Wildfires This research, published in the journal  Earth's Future , uses a data set of almost  40,000 wildfires in California from the past 50 years to establish a clear link between climate change, aridity, and the increasing number of forest fires in the summer in California. The authors found the  link between climate change and fall wildfires weaker than in summer, but likely to strengthen from continued warming and delayed onset of winter precipitation. Learn more > Research Finds That Atmospheric Rivers Will be a Dominant Source of California Water Resources and Flooding A new study, published in the July 9 issue of the journal  Nature Scientific Report , suggests that a new regime of wet and dry extremes is emerging in California and that the projected bolstering of extreme precipitation is likely to be caused by streams of moisture in the sky known as

View of the Week: On a Future We Must All Prepare For

Oh say can you sea: While the dam was breaking on impeachment, some other alarming news emerged from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). The big picture: Sea levels are rising twice as fast as they did in the 20th century, and by 2100, seas could be two feet higher even if greenhouse gas emissions are reduced—maybe more if the world fails to do anything. Here’s what that means for cities: By 2050, extreme storms that typically happen once every 100 years could hit the world’s coastal cities at least once per year, according to the report. That would put more than 1 billion people in low-lying areas at risk worldwide. In some islands and coastal cities, local sea levels are already rising to those once-a-century levels more frequently, and even in the best case scenario those trends could reach U.S. cities on the East and West coasts as early as 2035. CityLab’s Linda Poon has the details from the IPCC’s latest report: The Storm of the Century Could S

As We Welcome You to Our Newest Property: On Being Prepared

Mother Earth is our collective home--We have launched Esparanza to be a resource and to help ttransform the conversation about our World--We hereby present the following on resources to be prepared in the case of emergencies. We hereby present the following: Foolproof Winter Storm Tips for a Safer Winter Homeowner’s Guide to Cleaning Up After an Earthquake Be Prepared for Extreme Heat Hot and Cold: Extreme Temperature Safety How to Recover After a Hurricane Flood Safety Guide Home Tornado Safety Review Guide Prepare for a Wildfire