Watch out for life's dangers...


Tornados are not something we worry about in Las Vegas: while scary and unfortunate, those mostly happen elsewhere. So, the news of possible tornados in Oklahoma (where I was last week) was a bit unnerving. As the winds and rain picked up and the thunder and lightning shook the hotel where I was staying, it became very real for me. Just as I sat down for breakfast, they made us seek shelter in a designated center-core area: that’s when it hit me that when a tornado (or any danger) strikes, all of us are at risk. Danger can come in many forms (weather or otherwise) and strike at any time: when it does it’s important to be prepared, remain calm and stay alert.  While in that shelter with other guests and employees, I was comforted by the professionalism of those responsible for our safety: at times like that, a steady hand, good leadership, and clear communications are important and reassuring. Stay calm and help others in the eye of any physical or mental storms you might face today.

Spencer Bachus III (b. 1947): American politician, former U.S. Representative (from Alabama) and a current member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank