The Bottom Line

  • Super Kickoff to the UTC Winter/Spring Meetings

    February 10, 5:43 pm
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    It is February 8, and I am on the plane heading back to D.C. from Reno via Dallas. Reno, Nevada has been home to the (in)famous Utilities Telecom Forum (UTC Regions 8, 9, 10 combined) meeting ‎for lo these many years. It was my first time at the event and my first time staying in Reno. I had flown into

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  • Inaugurations and Fire Alarms

    January 24, 7:00 pm
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    It’s January 23, and we are three days into the new Trump Administration.  Here in D.C., one result is that the monster traffic from road closures we experienced last week (or the just plain not being able to get to the office at all) has returned to plain old horrible traffic.  Woo hoo!  In all seriousness, as a long-time Washington-area

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  • Transitions

    January 8, 4:59 pm
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    T’was the week after New Year’s, and my pants fit too tight! But with the sugar binge behind me and UTC’s spring events ahead, the future looks bright! I think that is all that I can muster in terms of rhyming prowess, so will now revert to good old prose. I named this blog post “transitions” because of the obvious

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  • From Christmas Lists to the Nascar Hall of Fame!

    December 16, 6:03 pm
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    It’s December 15, and though I made some progress on my Christmas list, I think that I will always be a bit of a last-minute “Christmaser” – maybe because I like to extend the Christmas feeling to the very end. Whatever the cause, I am thankful for Amazon overnight delivery. Since the beginning of the month, we have been pretty

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  • Holidays and Hopes for the New Year

    December 1, 11:08 pm
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    It is December 1, the holidays are soon upon us and I am not ready!  Matt Schnell, UTC’s Board Chair, informed me yesterday that he has two more presents to buy then he is done with all of his Christmas preparations.  Um, well…maybe since he’s going to have some extra time on his hands he can help me with my

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  • Catching Up

    November 21, 6:14 pm
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    It is now November 19, and a lot has happened since I last wrote at the end of October.  The week of the federal elections, UTC’s Board of Directors met here in D.C.  The Board and several invited guests also met for a committee planning and project management discussion as well as to engage in “forward planning,” which is our

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