My new book is ready. It is an 80-page book with 31 wisdom principles to guide you in your everyday life. It also has lined pages for you to write your experiences as you put the principle into practice. It is based on the Bible and it is relevant and relateable.
How many of you when you were growing up or when you were raising your children had little sayings to keep them on the straight and narrow? Well, this is along the same lines but with a few twists. Not everyone who is educated has wisdom. This book will help you help yourself or help somebody else. It is good for college students away from home, good for the workplace and good for the home. More information will be forthcoming in the next few blogs.
What else is happening is this great world of ours? Well, the line up for Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) -season 12 has been announced and there are some popular names in there. I have not looked at the full line up as yet, but I know TV judge Nancy Grace, cooking queen Rachel Ray, and Cher’s son will perform. I am not sure if Regis Philbin made it. That would be great. I believe DWTS is one of the better reality shows. It is amazing to see how discipline and commitment transform people in a matter of weeks.
The other thing in the news is the serious damages hurricane Irene caused. To those people who are still experiencing the after effects of hurricane Irene, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Do not worry if you have lost it all. You will recover all and your latter will be greater than the former. You can build again.
These are some photos after hurricane Irene came and left. She really didn’t trash us as we expected, but we still don’t want her back here in New York.
Leaning Light Pole
Irene Has Left New York
Hurricane Irene is gone and the sun is shining again in New York City. Thank God that the death toll was not any higher. Based on some of what we heard, the numbers could have been lower too. Take the 68 year old man in Bronx, New York who went out to the City Island Marina to check on his boat at 9 am Sunday morning. Well, his body was found at 4pm tangled up by two boats. That is just such a tragedy. We pray for his family at this time. The fact of the matter is that humans are no match for Mother Nature.
It really make sense to heed the warnings. As we look at the news and we see people doing some foolish things in the hurricane, we realize that everyone has wisdom. The good news is that Irene is gone but she has certainly given us something to talk about. Hope you are safe wherever you are. Still be careful as you go outside. Be careful. Have a safe day. I’m going out to see what’s happening and I will have some pictures for you later.
New York City
Hurricane Irene insists on coming to America, so we are getting ready on the east coast. We pleaded with her, but Irene don’t listen. She is still coming. Ok! Bring it on! We’re ready for you.
Irene and Travel
Don’t even think about it. Hurricane Irene is now in North Carolina. In New York and New Jersey we wish we could close the turnpike, but she will just come on the Atlantic Ocean. Seriously, if you are traveling to New York City, you stay put. All public transportation will cease operation at noon today. That means no subways, no buses, no Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and the three major airports (LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, and Newark Liberty) will shut down at noon. People- the name of the game is safety first. If you need more information about New York City, please click here http://www.nyc.gov and you will be taken to the city’s website. Also, you can contact the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at 718-330-1234.
Hurricane Irene and Disaster Preparedness
Hurricane Irene is on her way to New York City, but before she gets to New York she will be passing a number of cities on the way. Everyone needs to take it seriously. if you have travel plans please call your airline carrier. I experienced a severe hurricane and it is really scary. Please heed the warnings and make sure you are prepared.
Preparedness must not just be for the days of the hurricane but for days after. In New York City we are not used to hurricanes even though many New Yorkers might have experienced hurricanes whether on vacations or whether living elsewhere. Be prepared. Check for working flashlights. Get a battery operated radio. Keep a corded phone – don’t depend on cell phones only. I remember 9-11 when there was no cell phone service. Have canned foods like sardines and get the ones that you lift to open. Have bread, crackers, power bars. Make sure you have important documents in a plastic bag or plastic case so they don’t get wet. Above all have some cash on hand (even $100). ATM’s might not be working and that won’t help you.