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Post 950

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So I’ve been online on UrbanWorkbench.com for about four years now. It all started back in Newcastle Australia, before we’d really decided for sure that we were moving back to Canada. There have been 950 posts in that time, and admittedly things have slowed down over the past couple of months – not because I have nothing to say, but that I have several large projects on the go.

Setting up a “professional” blog was not that common in 2006, I wasn’t a leader in the big scheme of things, but in the Civil Engineering and Sustainability perspective, there weren’t too many sites out there writing about this stuff. I started writing as much to learn as inform others about what was going on, and not much has changed – I’m still learning and there’s still a lot to talk about.

Since starting this project, sustainable food has become a large part of my life, as has civic accountability and taking responsibility for knowing what is going on in my community. I’m now working as a City Engineer, something that was not on the radar four years ago, and I love it. My kids are growing up and we are homeschooling them, again, something that was not considered a feasible option four years ago.

All in all, I guess I’m just glad to have the opportunity to write about it all and share my life and knowledge with my readers. I’m busy, and that’s good, but I also need to enjoy the summer while we still have one, and get my hands dirty in the garden. If you can bear with me, I will get back to writing real articles soon.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

2 thoughts on “Post 950

  1. Hi Mike,

    As you, and some of your readers know, Partner manuel & I have been working through some health and personal sustainability issues for the past year.

    The major lesson learned … and ‘mantra’ that I attach to my own ‘e-journal’ is:

    ‘Celebrate! … your Life, and the Lives of those you Love … every day!’

    I encourage you … and everyone … to do the same.

    Enjoy your Summer! … and enjoy your Family!

    Cheers!

    Raymond Koehler

    619 – 9th Avenue,
    Castlegar, BC V1N 1M5

    250.304.2157

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