This morning's paper indicated a powerful earthquake killed at least 140 between the border of Iraq and Iran. Recently, I watched a video from school security cameras of students exiting a building in Mexico during a quake. This morning, I was thinking of the in-school workshop we had about 11 years ago in how to prepare for a potential earthquake. We were in an area in which an earthquake would be rare if ever, but...it could still occur. A few years later, one did occur in my hometown while my family was eating lunch. It was a small one. I didn't realize what it was. I just felt my chair moving back and forth and I couldn't figure out how our small dog was able to be pushing on my chair with such force, but he wasn't even near anyone's chair. Then we realized it was an actual earthquake, my first to experience. Anyway, my workshop mentioned a simple procedure to ensure everyone's safety, should such an event occur. We were told not to have anything stored above head level that could fall down on somebody causing injury. A simple precaution that might be lifesaving, but to be honest, I never thought of such a precaution before.