You can be unhappy about the state of the world and still be proud of the work you do in it. Such was 2018. This year my wife and I celebrated our 6th Anniversary and our son’s 5th Birthday. I was fortunate enough to be able to take a shot at running for Congress and her business has started hitting its stride. I exited a poorly run professional setting and I’m committed to a new firm, in a new field, that looks to have in its ranks the smartest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.
And still there’s a restlessness. An itch under the skin to make a lasting impact that does well by both my family and posterity. I don’t know what form that will come in or when it will come. A lot of people have encouraged me yo look at another run for office. Maybe some day. What I know for sure is that I’ll be a more active citizen. I’ll pay a bit more attention to local politics. I’ll think a bit deeper before I open my mouth with an opinion. I’ll give my neighbor a bit more time and a bit more space to be heard and I’ll be better at listening.
The few of you that have been regular readers of my content know that up to this point the C|M|P blog has focused on issues in the narrow space around carbon, climate and sustainability. That will still happen. In addition though, I’ll be broadening the “policy” end of Climate|Money|Policy. There’s no question in my mind that a set of voices are being ignored and I want the C|M|P blog to be a place where I can attempt to do that. More importantly, there are a whole range of issues that policy makers are doing a crap job of communicating back to the average person. I hope I can do even more of that.
I’m not certain yet what the frequency of publishing will be here. In the past I’ve set too aggressive a schedule and quickly got behind. I’m going to try to hit a balance and post regularly. Maybe 2-3 times week. In the first month I’m going to port over some of the pieces I though about on the campaign trail. There was a lot of good common sense stuff there and I hope that even if I’m never elected that someone picks up the torch and moves it forward.
Thank you friends, for your constant attention. As always, if you want to get in contact you can find me at Brian@ClimateMoneyPolicy.com I hope to continue earning your views.