Kennon-Green & Co. Global Asset Management, Wealth Management, and Investment Advisory

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Happy New Year! A Look Inside Our Life as We Set Out to Make 2021 Incredible!

As I write this message, it is January 2nd, 2021.  Today marks the second day of the new year, the thirteenth day since the start of winter, and the 13,987th day of my life.  The holiday weekend afforded me something I haven’t had in a long time: a moment of respite as much of the world shut down for celebration. Well-rested, I’m ready to jump into the New Year. Here is an inside look at some of the things going on in our home and business as we gear up for a post-pandemic world.

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Waking Up to Aaron's Chocolate Chip Cookies with Guittard Chocolate

A Wonderful Christmas in a Strange and Unusual Year

Merry Christmas!  I hope all of you are doing well and that your celebrations  were filled with happiness, laughter, and good food! For our part, this year marked the 20th Christmas that Aaron and I have spent together.  Like every one of those other Christmases, it was one of the best days of my life (despite the unusual circumstances and challenges this year has brought).  We decided that with the world feeling so uncertain, and the need to remain socially distanced from others, it would be the perfect opportunity to stay home, wear knitted sweaters and jeans, and enjoy a classic early-to-mid twentieth century dinner; pure, old-school comfort food that envoked a sense of warmth and safety, friends and family, prosperity and peace.  

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More of the Areas Surrounding Our New Offices

A Behind-the-Scenes Preview of Kennon-Green & Co.’s New Offices

Given that so many of our family and friends can’t travel to see us during this pandemic, Aaron and I wanted to share an early access glimpse into our asset management firm’s new home. It’s not the same as seeing it in person but it should at least give you an idea of where we will be spending a lot of our time in the coming years as we allocate capital and scale operations.

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Joshua Kennon Secretary Desk at Home

Sheltering-in-Place Newport Coast Style

Along with 1 out of 2 Americans, including the entirety of the rest of the State of California, Aaron and I have been sheltering-in-place and practicing social distancing.  Given that we spent a vast portion of our lives together living semi-retired, this is not a significant change for us.  If anything, it feels like a return to our Missouri days, especially considering that after two years in the heart of Newport Beach, we decided not to renew the lease on our existing place and, instead, move up to Newport Coast so we can decide if that might be where we ultimately want to buy a house once our kids are born. 

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Reading Middlemarch by George Eliot During Plane Flight

A Round-Trip Flight from California to Kentucky and Reading Middlemarch, a Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot

The masterpiece Middlemarch, a Study of Provincial Life is considered by many literary critics and academics to be the greatest novel written in the history of the English language.  A work of historical fiction, the story is set during the years 1829-1832 and follows the lives of the inhabitants of a fictional town, Middlemarch, as threads, both visible and invisible, weave the fate of their their homes, marriages, businesses, fortunes, happiness, and misery together.

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Joshua and Aaron's Bike Model Newport Beach

Soon, Aaron and I Will Be Biking the Paths and Parks of Southern California

So many of our clients, friends, and acquaintances bike, including for pleasure, exercise, and/or commuting to work, and we had grown so accustomed to seeing people on their bikes all the time out here given the near year-round perfect weather, Aaron and I decided that one of these days we were going to visit a nearby bike store in Costa Mesa, California.  Yesterday, we finally checked this off our task list and we’re so happy that we did.

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Kennon-Green & Co. Global Asset Management, Wealth Management, and Investment Advisory