My wife and I have returned from our summer vacation. This year’s trip was special – we journeyed with some long time friends to Europe for a “Castles on the Rhine” river cruise. Because of the nature of the trip, we decided that we would completely unplug. We did not carry a laptop or even a cell phone. My only contact with the US was a quick email from an Internet cafe to tell our daughters that we had arrived safely; I did not even bother to check for a reply for several days.
As you might imagine, I have lots of information to digest in order to get caught up. Fortunately, many people have apparently also been vacationing; my inbox was not overwhelmingly full.
During the next couple of days, you should expect to see quite a few posts here as I review what has been happening in the energy world and produce some belated commentary on the more important or interesting developments. I might even share a few vacation photos – my wife and other passengers on the cruise ship were somewhat amused by the fact that I took as many pictures on the industrial sections of the Rhine as I did on the “Romantic Rhine” where all the castles are located.
Unfortunately, many of those pictures turned out a bit hazy – perhaps it has something to do with the number of coal fired power plants and diesel powered ships currently operating in Germany and the Netherlands.