The webmaster is Claire B. Rubin; her company website is Claire B. Rubin & Associates, LLC. She has 36 years of experience in the fields of emergency management and homeland security. She has maintained this blog for about 5 years.
She blogs as as the “Recovery Diva” to call attention to the long-term recovery process after disasters. The blog is intended to provide informal educational resources for both researchers and practitioners. The postings contain information about current disaster events, news (such as newly-released reports from government agencies), comments, opinions, and an occasional burst of outrage.
Two unusual features of this blog: (1) it includes book reviews and (2) articles are indexed semi-annually to make it more useful to researchers.
- Disasters and Faith-Based Organizations - another blog
- The Mosaic Approach to Community Development – blog
- The Disaster Bookstore, an online source of high-quality but low cost books and related products.
- Ms Rubin is the editor of Emergency Management, the American Experience, 1900-2010. Published by CRC Press and available at a discount from the Disaster Bookstore, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
If you like the services provided here, please support the effort. The Diva gets no external funding. Please use the Support Us function in the upper right hand corner of the home page or mail a check to:
Claire B. Rubin
The Recovery Diva
P.O. Box 2208
Arlington, VA 22202
Email: cbrubin1 at verizon dot net
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely. [E.O. Wilson Pulitzer Prize winner, author, and ecologist at Harvard University]
It is not your responsibility to finish the work [of perfecting the world], but you are not free to desist from it either. [Rabbi Tarphon, in the Mishna.]
“Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe – you can’t take a taxi.” [Alan Alda]
“Merely to have survived is not an index of excellence.” [Gates of Repentance, p. 331]