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On the Ground in Stockholm

copy-of-dsc03860So, today has been pretty crazy. I finally wound up in Stockholm at around 2pm local time. From the airport, I was whisked straight to a meeting about an environmentally-friendly community, which felt a bit like a timeshare pitch. But, there was some solid information coming out of it. You know what struck me as crazy? You can rent a unit in this development for up to €1,100 a month, or you can buy a unit for around €400,000. That’s a pretty big gap.

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Sitting at the airport

Well, I have less than an hour until the wheels go up. Six hours to Reykjavik, then another three to Stockholm. I’m dreading the flight but excited about the trip. I’ll be covering an event dealing with clean technologies. Before you dismiss this as some tree-hugger shit, keep in mind that we live in a country beholden to oil, and some alternative will be needed soon. Think about it from a perspective of diversification. With all our eggs in one basket, we’re taking on a hell of a lot of risk. I think I know the angles I want to cover, so I’ll be able to hit the ground running.