Posts Tagged ‘ managing disaster ’

JUST FOR SUNDAY, 11/04/12

Nov 4th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

With bad news abounding, there is enormous need for encouragement and uplift in these days approaching the end of the year. Some espouse their peculiar discoveries for inspiration in unusual methods. Others are content to find solace in traditional rituals. Still others seek and seem to find theirs through exotic connections.

Whatever works well for you is worth pursuing. Whatever gives you encouragement and strength in these times of difficulty is to be recommended. When standing in line for gas or food, one needs something to ponder other than the line’s slow movement and the crowd’s growing impatience. When life is blocked by a reality that makes the day feel miserable then is the moment for finding relief and sustenance of the spirit.

This is not just a test, this matter of developing a means for coping, this is life. It is



Fires, Floods and Favors

Jun 9th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Whatever the disaster, experienced by so many this spring, it has about it a doubly heavy burden in view of the economy and unemployment and other magnified issues facing so many today. To imagine being added to the roll call of those without bodes ill for senior citizens and their families.

So we come to the matter of recovery. We come to a reflection of neighborliness, kindness, thoughtfulness and consideration. Across the country there have been many, from individuals to corporations, who have bucked up to offer demonstrated compassion. But, there is one glaring curmudgeon who stands out as a symbol of the “Scrooge” principle choosing to deny aid to those who need it so desperately. He is Eric Cantor, a representative, like so many, who, impressed with his power, would withhold aid to those affected by these multiplied disasters. No funds for them, says he, unless