About

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. Ms Rubin is responsible for the content and the mechanics of the blog.

She blog 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.

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

RELATED ENDEAVORS:

  • 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.

FAVORITE QUOTES:

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]



Rev. 10/8/14

5 Responses to About

  1. Randy Griffin says:

    Thank you for your participation and engagement with our students during the Washington, DC intensive. They truly enjoyed the book and being able to interact with you directly. We certainly are indebted to you for your years of work and dedication to the field of emergency management.

    Randy Griffin
    Georgetown University – Emergency and Disaster Management Program

  2. Ken Curtin says:

    Sent you a check. Couldn’t make the PayPal or online credit card payment function. Thanks for all your good and useful work. – Ken Curtin, Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Region 2

  3. Laura Olson says:

    I am very appreciative of these disaster recovery resources and their being made available in one spot. Having worked in Southeast Louisiana since Katrina, I have long noted that such a resource would be a tremendous boon to practitioners and academics working in the field. Besides that the resource you are providing with this blog – offering people needing answers to recovery-related questions the ability to post questions and receive assistance finding answers is indispensible to the practitioner community. Since time is always of the essence, this is a terrific help in beating the clock and finding the ‘real deal’ fast.

    Many thanks to the Diva!

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