Lights Out

I’m a certified optimist, but I do worry.

I’m concerned about the power grid. It’s an issue that can become very personal, very fast.

I live in an area prone to blackouts. They are usually storm-related, but the region is especially vulnerable due to poor power infrastructure maintenance. We are lucky that we had the financial means to install a propane-powered backup generator a few years ago. It’s a small band-aid over a massive wound.

This excellent article from the Huffington Post explores the complicated dilemma the world must face.

Unprecedented Heat And Stressed Grids Make Dangerous Power Outages Increasingly Likely – Power grids are dangerously strained, and resulting blackouts could take a deadly toll.

Thought In Memory Of Thomas Brown

“Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.” 

Robert Browning