So, what have we won? What have we gained with our lockdowns, breakthroughs in vaccines, loss of life, the distances kept from friends and family? I hope a better world, but I'll settle for a safer today. Safer than this time last year, maybe not as safe as this time two years ago.
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As if the year 2020 wasn't interesting enough for markets, the GameStop and Reddit frenzy made for a unique start to 2021.
Many of you already know this, but on December 12th I got married to my husband, Nate. We had a beautiful, snowy wedding day, intimate in that only 15 people were present (originally the guest list was much larger, but as we all know, COVID threw a wrench in our 2020 plans), but Nate and I tell everyone now that a smaller wedding was the kind of wedding we never knew we wanted. It was a perfect day.
Wildfires throughout California last year bedeviled that state's utility companies. Unable to adapt their power grids, utilities forced upon their customers brown-outs and shut downs of the sort usually reserved for third-world countries. Fires caused by under-maintained systems resulted in deaths and massive loss of property. Some folks made political hay from California's woes. After-all, so many of their problems seemed self-inflicted. An environment first mentality combined with an underinvestment in traditional generation facilities brought the Hollywood and Tech crowd down. California's Eco-Capitalism was seen by many as just another failed attempt at social engineering.
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