Clean Break posts to continue in September… taking the summer off


Apologies for not posting here lately. As you’ve probably noticed, activity on this site has slowed down. There are a number of reasons. One is the cancellation of my Toronto Star clean technology and energy column in March. This column was the source for much of my original blog content. I’m not a big fan of reposting stuff that hundreds of other sites also repost (simply retweeting on Twitter does that job just fine), so I like to keep things original, local, or both. Doing so takes up considerable time, which brings me to my other reason: It’s been crazy busy. My job at Corporate Knights takes up a considerable amount of my time, as we have many cool projects on the go that I am leading. The fact that we were named Magazine of the Year in June is an indication that we’re heading in the right direction. It’s good, fun work, which is why I haven’t felt the need to use this blog as a tool of procrastination. In spare time, I’m focusing on my family during these summer months. Which brings me to my final reason: It’s summer. Life’s too short to be sitting behind a computing writing blog posts when the sun is shining, the air is warm, and there is so much to do with family and friends: go to beach, camp, go strawberry/apple/peach picking, play softball, enjoy a few beers on a patio with some friends, cosy up with the wife to watch a movie, etc…

All that said, I will be back. This fall I’m hoping to revive my Clean Break column somewhere else, at which point the content will start flowing again. I’m also looking to redesign the look and feel of this site, which is tired.

So with that, I hope everyone out there reading this enjoys their own summer and will come back to visit this site in September/October.