We had much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. The power is back on, the elections are over and the public is reaching out to those who need help recovering from recent storms. Through all the disruptions, I found the best aspects of human nature on display throughout our region. Neighbors came to the rescue of their neighbors and strangers came off the streets to man phones and comfort storm victims at local emergency call centers.
It is also a good time to reflect on our ever changing and volatile world. With continuing turmoil in investment markets, and Europe swimming in red ink, world events have created a deep sense of insecurity.