Watching the Weather Channel

Posted on December 31, 2010

Those of us in the energy business – and in particular, those of us who heat and cool our customers’ homes with natural gas, electricity, or heating oil – love to watch the Weather Channel. Especially from November 1, when winter begins for us, to March 31, when it ends, we watch it first thing [...]


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The Open Spaces

Posted on December 16, 2010

I’ve been reading about George Washington lately: His character as a person and a leader. I started with Joseph Ellis’s brief biography and went on to David McCullough’s 1776. Recently I’ve been spending most of my time with a door-stopper of a tome, Ron Chernow’s biography. Chernow bases his research on George’s voluminous letters over [...]


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Disagree! But not Disagreeably

Posted on December 7, 2010

As for life and love, so for politics and business: Compromise is an outcome, not a goal. If we do not pursue what we want, we never achieve anything. This aphorism was prompted by the perpetual pontification of the pundits: President Obama will need to “move to the middle” to get anything done with his [...]


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