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AWARENESS DEFENSE HOME PREVENTION

Scenario Planning is like Defensive Driving

By on October 28, 2016
....I was so impressed with his presence of mind—the fact that he saw it coming, knew what to do, did it, and prevailed–it was a big lesson for me.
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Easy Door Security: Measure an Inch

By on October 25, 2016
For deadbolts to be effective they have to extend (or “throw”) a full inch.
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Your Home *Is* Your Castle

By on October 21, 2016
I very intensely wanted to learn how to prevent a home break-in. For inspiration, I turned to castles. Not just any castles mind you, but Norman-influenced castles built in England by William the Conqueror beginning in 1066. Why those?
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Unlikely Teachers

By on October 14, 2016

When a person explores new territory, whether it’s re-decorating for the first time in 15 years, or learning to eat healthy food, a new…

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U.S. Unemployment: The Real Numbers

By on October 11, 2016
A staggering number of people are out of work. As of October 2016, the real unemployment number in the United States is estimated by ShadowStats to be 23%. You won’t hear this number on the nightly news or from presidential candidates.
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Excerpt: Awareness

By on October 4, 2016
"Humans are part of the animal kingdom. And what are wild animals constantly doing? Watching each other, cognizant of other animals and potential threats. They graze with one eye on the horizon...."
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At Home in the Real World PREVENTION REVIEWS

See Through Solid Exterior Doors

By on September 30, 2016
If you have a solid exterior door, consider installing a wide-angle peep hole that lets you see a visitor’s face, a small package laying against the door....
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Suzy Meyer, Author
Pittsburgh, PA

I'm a landscape architect, gardener, and of late, a certified NRA instructor. I enjoy practicing T’ai Chi, playing bocce, and walking through watersheds.. This blog is my journey full of learning curves to calm the chaos.