Responsibility and Trust – Today’s Quote

Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.

Dr. Booker T. Washington, Educator, Inventor, Author, Leader and Former Slave

Be Excellent To Each Other – Today’s Quote

Be excellent to each other.

Bill S. Preston, Esquire as played by Alex Winter in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

No Room For Hyphenated Americanism – Today’s Quote

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism…German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Theodore Roosevelt

Seuss on Caring – Today’s Quote

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.

King on Love – Today’s Quote

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tact – Today’s Quote

Tact is changing the subject without changing your mind.

Anonymous

Donne on Community – Today’s Quote

No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

John Donne

Durant on Family – Today’s Quote

The family is the nucleus of civilization.

Will Durant

Teamwork – Today’s Quote

…coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford

A Nice Hot Cup of Survivability

Andrew’s Note:  Today we present another article by guest writer, Jay (Just Jay).  Jay is a combat veteran, a knowledge manager by day and serial inventor by night.  He’s had a number of interesting jobs through the years including collecting war trophies (like armored personnel carriers) in Iraq and a stint as a confidence course manager at a facility that used physical activity to build confidence in welfare recipients… to encourage them to work their way out of poverty.  Yeah, that worked.  Jay brings a sense of humor and a mug of coffee to everything he does including a discussion of the collapse of civilization and building a survival network.  Enjoy.

Sometimes, as we develop and refine our preparedness plans, we can fall into the trap of isolationism and paranoia.  While I’m a big fan of getting away from ‘them all’ (Paranoia=situational awareness), eschewing connections to others can be detrimental to your long-term survival.   No, I’m not talking about using social media.  I’m talking about the drinking habits of the Cahokia civilization about 900 years ago. (more…)

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