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Merry Christmas everyone

I’m taking the day off from blogging (kind of), but I would be remiss if I didn’t leave you all with something city related. And so here is an article by Bloomberg CityLab talking about how the quality of municipal Christmas trees can serve as a kind of proxy for a city’s current state of affairs. In other words, the inability to execute on a reasonably good Christmas tree is perhaps a signal of other municipal problems.

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope that you’re somewhere with a tree that doesn’t look like a toilet brush or a plucked chicken (these are some of the dubious monikers that have been given to bad Christmas trees around the world). I know that this is not the Christmas we all ideally want. This time of year can be lonely without family and friends. But I think we have every reason to be optimistic about 2021.

I wish you all health and happiness. Merry Christmas everyone.

Photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash

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