September–Disaster Preparedness Month

In August, President Obama declared September National Disaster Month.It is appropriate in light of September 11, which will long live in history as the nations most infamous disaster.  September is also a month when hurricanes strike the South and the Gulf Coast and wildfires engulf California (and Texas this year).The volunteer response to 9/11 was immediate and intense.  But only a few years late, with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, I believe America woke up to the fact that our c … [Read more...]

September – Self Improvement Month

September is apparently Self Improvement Month, which is fortunate as it gives us a two-month jump on New Years resolutions, during which we can hopefully gain the new skills we need use to carry them out.Self Improvement can span any area of life—personal improvement; being a better athlete; a better dieter; a better student; improving one’s ability as a parent; as a partner, husband or wife; being a better provider; becoming a better child; teaching or mentoring more capably; being a kinder o … [Read more...]


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