Why so silent? An update on what I'm working on / by Tim Querengesser

I'm rarely at a loss for words but my blog here has seen few of them since mid May. What gives?

Well, the truth is I'm working at it.

Flickr/Kurt Bauschardt

Flickr/Kurt Bauschardt

Aside from some stories that I'm writing for The Walrus (online) and The Globe and Mail, I'm also working on a larger project for well, well down the road for Canadian Geographic.

On top of that, I'm also putting the final touches on my first Walkcast, a podcast about walking in cities. In fact, if you're keen to help out and learn more about podcasting, I could very much use a production assistant on this one.

The first episode of Walkcast features an in-depth walk about with Kurt Borth, where he explains his research into location efficiency, and a walk with Prem Singhmar, who had some blunt words about The Quarters and how the city of Edmonton has encouraged development in the area. I can't wait to post it.

Beyond all of this, I've also started preliminary work with the Old Strathcona Farmers' Market, to build a communications strategy for the next generation. Oh, and I've taken a seat at the steering committee Paths for People has built for an upcoming, transformative event in Edmonton in 2018.  

All of this, I'm hoping, will allow me the time and financial security to resume work on my memoir about car dependency. I'm hoping to be back to writing there by the end of the summer. 

If you're keen to help with the Walkcast, please be in touch. timquerengesser at yahoo dot com.