Link of the Week – Wildfire Survival

November 13, 2018

The videos of people trying to escape the deadly fires scorching through California and the destruction left in the wake are scary, horrific, and heartbreaking. As the wildfires continue to burn,  I thought today’s post might be helpful. It’s another excellent survival tip from The Art of Manliness – escaping a wildfire.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-survive-a-wildfire/


Link of the Week – Civics

November 6, 2018

It’s election day in America. What better way to start off election day with a great non-partisan video about the importance of civics. This segment is eye-opening and totally worth the watch. I’m willing to debate how we are in dire need to bring civics classes back to our schools for the health of our democracy.

If you haven’t already cast your ballots during the early voting period, go out and vote today. Not voting hands over your power, your voice to someone else.

Vote. It is a right and a privilege.

“It’s up to us.”

 


Link of the Week – Measuring Daylight

October 30, 2018

Forget Daylight Savings. Here’s a handy dandy way of checking how much daylight is left. Great for those camping outdoors or for authors writing scenes involving characters on a quest or on the run. Think the kids will use this?

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-measure-remaining-sunlight-with-your-hands/


Link of the Week – Ramming Through a Roadblock

October 16, 2018

Ok. So I found this excellent information! I mean, I just KNOW one day I’ll be busting through a barricade across state lines on a beer-toting dare. Or during some post-apocalypse chase.

Another great survival tip from The Art of Manliness.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-ram-through-a-vehicular-roadblock/


Link of the Week – Sandbagging

October 9, 2018

Seems like there has been a lot of flooding these days due to Mother Nature.  Just last year, my area was hit hard with flooding thanks to Hurricane Harvey. Many are still recovering. Central Texas is seeing flooding right now as rivers rise. And the Florida panhandle is facing Hurricane Michael this week. Rain-making events lead to potential disasters. And excessive development leaves nowhere for the water to go except inside homes and businesses. So this week’s link, courtesy of The Art of Manliness, might be useful—how to make a sandbag wall.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-make-a-sandbag-wall/

Stay high and dry out there.


Link of the Week – Evading

September 25, 2018

This is great info for authors. Also awesome for those running from enemy soldiers, super intelligent zombies, post-apocalyptic bounty hunters, your children. Never know when you might need to disappear for a while.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2018/04/18/how-to-escape-and-evade-a-tracker/


Link of the Week – Similes & Metaphors

August 21, 2018

Here is a quick, easy blog from Grammarly on the difference between a simile and a metaphor. There is even a quiz to help test you on your knowledge.

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/whats-the-difference-between-a-simile-and-a-metaphor/