Well, it's starting to happen: state governors are starting to implement plans to return society to normal, at least they hope. It is a well studied fact that when people interrupt their normal lives to "social distance" or "shelter in place" that there can be psychological effects. . . from fear and anxiety, depression and… Continue reading Coming Out of Quarantine
My last blog began a discussion of an issue that prevents us from being situationally aware: The psychological distancing of self from the environments around us and relationships we’re involved. I won't recall the points made in that article, but I do encourage you to read it as it will help this one make better… Continue reading Situational Awareness in Human Supervisory Controls
In my last blog it may have appeared that I was targeting mobile phone users. I wasn't really. It was just an example of how distracted our society is today, an illustration of a distraction that most of us can relate to in one way, shape or form. It was the beginning of a subject,… Continue reading Situational Awareness: Tracking the Development of Events
There are a lot of aspects to self-defense, some of which have nothing to do with throwing a punch or kick. . . . For example, last night I was walking my dog along a dark, dimly lit portion of road. This particular area had a lot of unoccupied land for my dog and me… Continue reading Situational Awareness: Getting Off Your Phone
Did you see my conversation with two guys on Facebook about gun control? I had posted a sarcastic comment saying something like: Good idea! Let's experiment with gun control in a localized area first, say like Chicago! Well, that set off a couple of people. (I guess they don't know sarcasm when they see it.) … Continue reading Right to Bear Arms: Empowering Yourself to Life!