Author Archives: J.M. Wetherington Sr.

If You Were a Pizza…

Wednesday , 9, December 2020 Comments Off on If You Were a Pizza…

If you were a pizza, what kind of pizza would you be? I don’t ask this as an existential question or a thought experiment, though it may lead to such for you as you consider. I ask because last night I had one of the strangest dreams I’ve had in quite a while, and it […]

The Queen’s Gambit

Monday , 30, November 2020 Comments Off on The Queen’s Gambit

I spent this past Saturday binge-watching “The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix. Initially I had not planned on watching it, but several friends on Facebook were singing its praises and a couple of my co-workers were also recommending it, so I figured I’d give it a look. I should say up front that I am a […]

Well, I noticed the other day that I haven’t done one of these kind of posts in almost 5 years and it’s time to remedy that. These days, almost every professional and home tool kit contains a can of WD-40, which is used for a variety of lubrication purposes in the home, on cars, on […]

Voting By Mail and the USPS

Friday , 31, July 2020 Comments Off on Voting By Mail and the USPS

My wife mailed 4 packages of her candle products from Orlando to a customer in North Carolina on Monday morning, paying extra for Priority Mail service, which USPS promises will be delivered in 1 to 3 business days. Five days later they haven’t been delivered yet. If you’re going to vote by mail this year […]

With images! Twelve days ago I wrote about my beard growth and included a photo. When I posted it, not only did the photo NOT appear but I noticed that ALL my post photos from the past were also not showing. They were in the media library, right where they should be, but weren’t posting. […]

Test 2020_07_30

Thursday , 30, July 2020 Comments Off on Test 2020_07_30

This is a test.

“At first I didn’t like my beard. But then it grew on me.” – Unknown Four months ago today, March 18, 2020, I left the beautiful island of Puerto Rico to return to Orlando for some medical appointments. Then, thanks to COVID-19, I discovered I wouldn’t be going back, or anywhere, anytime soon. So I […]

Birthday 2020

Monday , 6, July 2020 Comments Off on Birthday 2020

This year’s birthday was a bit different, and not in a bad way. Usually I’m working somewhere on the road, but this year, thanks to COVID-19, I was able to be with some family and take a short, quarantined trip out of town. The day began with my middle granddaughter, Abby, making me a breakfast […]

Elvis Presley Quote on Values

Tuesday , 16, June 2020 Comments Off on Elvis Presley Quote on Values

Earlier today I was taking an online course titled, “Decision Making and Problem Solving” that is offered by my employer. It has the usual points this type of course would contain, but also includes points that we, as emergency managers making decisions that affect hundreds to thousands of people impacted by disaster, would also have […]

COVID-19 Disaster Commemorative Coin

Friday , 12, June 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19 Disaster Commemorative Coin

Many times during a disaster declaration, especially larger events like Hurricanes Sandy or Harvey, a group of folks will conduct a contest for designing a disaster-specific logo to use as a commemoration of that declaration. Usually, the winning logo design will be offered on shirts, similar to our official uniform shirts and employees will purchase […]