Yellowstone-America Is Not Prepared

Catastrophe is coming. It's not if. It's when.

Catastrophe is coming. It’s not if. It’s when.

The job of an author is to stimulate thought–to look into the future and raise RED FLAGS. Many world conditions could destroy our way of life, Evidence the recent hurricanes and fires in California. The Yellowstone volcano is one of those, and Americans are not prepared.

If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone erupts again, we may have far less advance warning time than we thought.

After analyzing minerals in fossilized ash from the most recent mega-eruption, researchers at Arizona State University think the super-volcano last woke up after two influxes of fresh magma flowed into the reservoir below the caldera. And in an unsettling twist, the minerals revealed that the critical changes in temperature and composition built up in a matter of decades. Until now, geologists had thought it would take centuries for the super-volcano to make that transition.

A 2013 study, for instance, showed that the magma reservoir that feeds the super-volcano is about two and a half times larger than previous estimates. Scientists also think the reservoir is drained after every monster blast, so they thought it should take a long time to refill. Based on the new study, it seems the magma can rapidly refresh—making the volcano potentially explosive in the geologic blink of an eye.

Americans of today are ostriches, heads in the sand and no stomach to fight against tyranny. Now consider an America crippled by the Yellowstone Volcano, the failure of our infrastructure, and the breakdown of moral authority. Isis, and other enemies, will leap to deal the final blow. Imagine early in the morning, a terrorist, who crossed the border from Canada without being checked, slips into what is left of the Wall Street District and explodes a dirty bomb. Another walks down Pennsylvania Avenue and explodes another bomb. American leadership and financial prowess disappears in seconds and the world mourns over the fall of the greatest country on the face of the earth.

The sad part is the Yellowstone Volcano isn’t the culprit, our lack of preparedness is. A strong nation with strong principles can survive even a catastrophe like Yellowstone. A strong nation, like America was in World War II, would rise from the ashes and become even stronger. But that nation of the 1940’s believed in God. That nation united around a single purpose. To destroy evil empires and Fascists. I see no will to stand up for our beliefs today. I see no unified beliefs to defend. If our government had some, we would not be bickering ourselves into inaction, as we are today.

Sadly, an event such as the eruption of the Yellowstone Volcano will bring America down if we do not change as a people now. Divided we do fall. Fix the infrastructure, Today! Decide what America stands for. Be as passionate about preserving the American way of life, as Isis is about establishing theirs. Or Yellowstone or not, America will fall under the weight of division, greed, and moral decline. We don’t need a Yellowstone to destroy us.

Read and review Yellowstone–A Fall from Grace.

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The Brains-Mitch Haynes



I’ve never been to a conference like Lexicon. All the speakers come for free. They are as talented as any at major conferences. The participants trust each other enough to share their experiences and knowledge without fear of criticism. The teaching sessions concentrate on giving those in attendance new information and the main rule is Leave Your Ego at the Door.

I don’t go to Lexicon to sell books. I go to share what I’ve learned during my writing career with others. During the 3 years I’ve attended, I’ve made lasting friendships, seen authors signed to contracts, and learned valuable information about the ins and outs of the publishing business. I’ve also had a ball. Fun, giveaways, total enjoyment.

All this is the brainchild of Mitch Haynes from Denton, Texas. The idea of a conference where a newbie can mingle with editors, agents, and publishers, as well as successful authors and be treated as an equal is the key to this conferences success.

This year’s Lexicon Conference is over. But I’ll be reminding you during the coming year about the date and the speakers and encouraging you to attend. I guarantee. You won’t be disappointed. .

Key people to check out on Facebook are: David Ciambrone, Author Bill Wetterman, Julie F. Hall, Cl Stegall, Vivian Zabel, Amanda Thrasher, Tim Malott, Rob Anspach, Evelyn M. Byrne, Renee Groskreutz, Jeanette Baird Vaughan, Susan Mary Malone, Rita Mills, Sandy Lawrence, Elizabeth McCormick, Harry Hall, Tracy Kornet, and Michelle Prince, and Tammy Kling. Run your cursor over their name and right click, then click on  Open link in new window to view their Facebook profile.

There contributors are sharing, caring, people who give freely of their time and talent to add to a great experience. Next year lets double the attendance to this conference.