After the sabbatical…

So here’s the deal…

After many months trying to figure out what to do with this blog, and after being accosted by a variety of people inquiring, angrily, whether I was ‘that guy with the Montreal blog’, I figured, much like Ross Perot in 1992, to listen to my many belligerent supporters and get back in the game.

What’s going to happen is this: will be redeveloped into a far more personal website, one I intend to use to showcase myself as a professional, as a journalist, pundit, photographer, project manager etc.

A new site I’ve tentatively called ‘expomontreal’ will replace this website as my main outlet for all things related to this great city. You can expect expomontreal to be up and running by the start of the new year, at which point this website will start to look and feel a bit different.

The new site will have three main focuses: architecture, history and politics – it’ll be information rather than opinion driven.

For those still interested in opinions on one issue or another, come here.

And all of this will be wrapped up in the Kondiaronk Foundation, which may very well have its own website at some point over the course of the next few months. Simply put, the Kondiaronk Foundation is a non-profit organization intended to study the city of Montreal with an aim to better understand how we came to be, and further, to get an idea about where we’re going. As you probably already figured out, I don’t think this city is an accident, and I think we could use something a bit more in depth than what mtlblog has been churning out for the last little while.

So that’s that, and that’s where we’re at.

I’d like to thank everyone who told me to stop being a lazy curmudgeon and keep blogging. This is for you. You’re the real heroes…

Now does anyone know what symbol means irony?

Afterthought – since the top of the year I’ve been working with some regularity over at CJAD as a producer and reporter. In part, focusing on developing a new set of skills lead me to temporarily abandon blogging.

Then the following happened:

1. JF Lisée said the best way to bring about greater social cohesion in Quebec could be accomplished by eliminating Anglophone CEGEPs
2. Two mentally ill men who killed Canadian Forces personnel are now being called ISIS terrorists
3. The Feds wanted to name the new bridge after Maurice Richard
4. The members of the National Assembly actually had to pass a motion stating that “organizations should not be involved in organized crime” – a motion Quebec Solidaire abstained from voting on, and in which a dozen PQ MNAs weren’t even present to vote on.

So yeah, with all that’s going on what choice do I have but to resurrect this website.