“Does everyone have pants?”

“Does everyone have pants?”

In this time of Zoom, not wearing pants has become an occasional embarrassment, and a common joke. However, participants in our most recent event realized first-hand that it can be a harsh reality of disaster, “… we may end up leaving this home, pretty much with just...
Amy Magnus: Volunteer, Illustrator, PhD

Amy Magnus: Volunteer, Illustrator, PhD

Have you noticed the “Strong Town” illustrations on our website? These were done by our very talented volunteer, Amy Magnus. The big secret is that Amy is just beginning to flex her pen as an illustrator. In her other life, she is the founder of the Yellow Springs...
The case for taking disaster seriously

The case for taking disaster seriously

Major disasters are becoming more frequent, and are impacting more people. Recently, Amy Feldman of All Good Work challenged me for this vague and unsupported statement. That sent me on an industrious search for clear reliable evidence, and through a rabbit warren of...
Another earthquake strikes Palo Alto!

Another earthquake strikes Palo Alto!

On Nov 11, 2017, a major earthquake struck Ross Ct in Palo Alto CA. Here’s the full report. 21 residents, 3 dogs, and 4 cats smelled gas leaks, watched a transformer fizzle and spark, and were without water and power for several days. Afterward, they were joined...