Posted by Simon
On the last day of November we had a giant wind storm in Southern California. It was particularly bad in the San Gabriel Valley where we live. We had some roof tiles blow off our house and some very large and unstable eucalyptus trees just down the hill from us blew over.
Many people were without power for days. We only lost power for one day. For me It was a reminder of how privileged we are, how much convenience we take for granted and how easily a disruption of our routine can upset us.
Perspective: At least a billion people in the world never lose electricity or water because they have never had electricity or running water.