I thought I’d take a minute or two and update readers about a few things, more on a personal note, as the 2006 year ends and we begin 2007.
Some of you may have noticed that I have not blogged in this space much in recent months. The reason has to do with changes in my personal life related to marital separation and all the chaos that engenders, including negotiated settlements, parenting plans, moving, and so on. It’s been a busy and stressful time — the sort of situation that sometimes leads a person to ask for a leave of absence from work. But I commiitted myself to focus on the magazines this fall (I edit both Solid Waste & Recycling magazine and HazMat Management magazine) and make sure those products didn’t suffer because of my personal situation. Plus, my job isn’t easy to contract out to someone else.
Anyway, things worked out fine and we got through the most recent editions of the magazines on time and with what I think is some of our best content ever. And I’m excited about our plans for 2007 and the many cross-over opportunities between the two publications that have some common themes in the areas of industrial and commercial waste, product stewardship, and so on.
I’ll be in Florida on holiday with the kids for the first two weeks of January and might manage a post or two from there, but watch this space starting mid-January for more regular entries from me about the dynamic environmental service and waste management industries.
And Happy New Year!