Saul Mishkin

Saul Mishkin

Happiness is something you decide !!

A 92-year-old, well-poised and proud man who was fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, moved to a nursing home today.
His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.
After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.
As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.
"I love it", he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.
"Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room yet; just wait."
"That doesn't have anything to do with it," he replied. "Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind."
I already decided to love it."
"It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up; I have a choice. I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do."
"Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away.. Just for this time in my life."
"Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from it what you've put in."
"So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!"

Hurricane Season 2013 Highest Risk for USA

Hurricane Season 2013 Highest Risk for USA

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season starts today , and scientists are warning that it is likely to be a doozy, with more storms than average and more major hurricanes (Category 3 intensity or stronger). Not only are forecasters calling for an unusually active season, they also say that there are signs that the U.S., which hasn’t had a major hurricane in a record seven years, may be particularly vulnerable this year due to a combination of weather and climate factors.

Scientists contacted by Climate Central warned that in part because of the dearth of major hurricanes, there may be a sense of “hurricane amnesia” setting in among coastal residents — a potentially hazardous combination for when the nation’s luck runs out. By Andrew Freedman ( @freedma ) – Climate Central 



NOAA predicts active 2013 Atlantic hurricane season

In its 2013 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued , NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting an active or extremely active season this year.

For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook says there is a 70 percent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).

These ranges are well above the seasonal average of 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes.
“With the devastation of Sandy fresh in our minds, and another active season predicted, everyone at NOAA is committed to providing life-saving forecasts in the face of these storms and ensuring that Americans are prepared and ready ahead of time.” said Kathryn Sullivan PhD, NOAA acting administrator. “As we saw first-hand with Sandy, it’s important to remember that tropical storm and hurricane impacts are not limited to the coastline. Strong winds, torrential rain, flooding, and tornadoes often threaten inland areas far from where the storm first makes landfall.”

Three climate factors that strongly control Atlantic hurricane activity are expected to come together to produce an active or extremely active 2013 hurricane season. These are:

  • A continuation of the atmospheric climate pattern, which includes a strong west African monsoon, that is responsible for the ongoing era of high activity for Atlantic hurricanes that began in 1995;
  • Warmer-than-average water temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea; and
  • El Niño is not expected to develop and suppress hurricane formation.

“This year, oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Atlantic basin are expected to produce more and stronger hurricanes,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. “These conditions include weaker wind shear, warmer Atlantic waters and conducive winds patterns coming from Africa.” 

NOAA’s seasonal hurricane outlook is not a hurricane landfall forecast; it does not predict how many storms will hit land or where a storm will strike. Forecasts for individual storms and their impacts will be provided throughout the season by NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.

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This National Hurricane Preparedness Week. To help those living in hurricane-prone areas prepare, NOAA is offering hurricane preparedness tips, along with video and audio public service announcements in both English and Spanish, featuring NOAA hurricane experts and the FEMA administrator.

EverSafe MRES  through their online store  is the best source to get MRE Meals for your preparedness needs.






Warning of major Atlantic hurricanes in 2013

Warning of major Atlantic hurricanes in 2013


Good time to get some Eversafe Mres !!!

WASHINGTON — Seven months after hurricane Sandy ravaged the Atlantic coastline from Maryland to Connecticut, U.S. and Canadian climate scientists are predicting another banner season for the giant storms.

That could be bad news for the residents and business owners of the northeastern seaboard, many of whom are still rebuilding their shattered lives after Sandy killed 42 people and, according to insurers, cost about $65 billion US in destroyed homes and infrastructure.

U.S. officials predict hurricanes in the Atlantic region will range from “active” to “extremely active” this season. Above is an image of then-Superstorm Sandy from last year. Photograph by The Associated Press, Postmedia News

The Canadian Hurricane Centre is also warning the Atlantic provinces of  major hurricane activity this season, primarily because of warmer ocean waters.

This year’s hurricane season, which begins June 1 and which is expected to last at least six months, will again be above normal, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s hurricane center.

NOAA predicts hurricanes in the Atlantic region will range from “active” to “extremely active.” Scientists said there is a 70 per cent likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms, of which seven to 11 could become hurricanes, with winds of 119 kilometres an hour or higher, and three to six major hurricanes (178 km/h or higher).

These numbers are well above the 1981-2010 seasonal averages of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes for the Atlantic.

During the 2012 storm season, the number of named storms in the Atlantic region was higher than average but the intensity was lower. There were 19 named storms of which 10 became hurricanes. Only one — hurricane Michael in September — was classified as major. Sandy was just shy of the “major” category with winds up to 177 km/h.

NOAA says it does not make predictions of whether any of these hurricanes will reach landfall because the path of hurricanes depends on daily weather patterns, which cannot be predicted months or weeks in advance.

Scientists said the same atmospheric conditions are at play that have produced increased Atlantic hurricane activity since 1995. These include a strong West African monsoon, warmer tropical Atlantic and Caribbean waters, lower air pressure and reduced wind shear.

As usual, the storms will incubate just above the equator off the west coast of Africa and travel westward toward the Caribbean before turning north.

NOAA acting administrator Kathryn Sullivan warned that tropical storm and hurricane impacts are not limited to the coastline.

“Strong winds, torrential rain, flooding and tornadoes often threaten inland areas far from where the storm first makes landfall,” she said.

Joe Nimmich, associate administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warned Americans to prepare themselves for a difficult season.

“Preparedness today can make a big difference down the line, so update your family emergency plan and make sure your emergency kit is stocked,” he said in a statement.

By William Marsden, Postmedia News May 24, 2013


Using MREs when there are emergencies? Indeed!!!

www.eversafemres.comMREs are most commonly known as military food; in fact that was their primary purpose. As time passed, multiple other uses were found for these shelf stable  meals ready to eat. One of the most important uses of MREs is as a preventative measure in case of natural disasters or other emergencies. They are the best food storage option on the market due to their small size, caloric value, nutritional balance and variety of meals that they can offer. When natural disasters like hurricane Katrina hit, people had to take action into their own hands, buying the food that was available at that time, most of them military MREs. This was driven by the fact that the food supply chain just wasn’t getting to those in need.  Therefore, they started to be proactive and stock piled military MREs in case of emergencies.

Nowadays, more manufacturers offer commercial MREs or civilian shelf stable ready to eat meals like Eversafe MREs.  Actually, there are very little few differences between civilian MREs  and military MREs.  In some instances, you might be getting better quality food with civilian MREs. U.S. military MREs are indeed not supposed to be sold for commercial

All this brings us to an important conclusion: BE PREPARED!!! Add to your emergency kit some Eversafe MREs at least for 12 days so you and your family don`t have to be concerned about food and can take care of other issues if you are in an emergency situation. is the best available online store to purchase  fresh and original  EverSafe  Ready to Eat MRE Meal Kits in the market