As part of a blogging course, we were asked to define what our blog is about in one sentence. That’s not an easy task. I’d like to make it about everything that interests me, but that would dilute a lot of the building science content.
In no particular order, I’m interested in; history, animals, natural systems, reading, gardening, good discussions, cooking, photography, crosswords, brooks, appliance repair, craft beer, edge effects, woodworking, building structural analysis, education, hand tools, technology, and whatever else might strike my fancy on a particular day. If my blog was about all that I wouldn’t have time to experience any of those things. So I’ll stick to building science. But don’t be surprised to see some of those other interests make guest appearances. That’s where the second half of the assignment comes in, but that’s the next post.
Buildings remain my main interest. As I think about the 40 plus years I’ve been involved with buildings I realize that nothing has held my total interest for so long. One of the reasons is that I discovered how poorly buildings are understood. Buildings are complex, highly interactive systems. Most of us only see the smallest part of what’s going on in a building. That leaves us vulnerable to mistakes that can make us dissatisfied with our homes or offices.
My mission is to help you understand how to keep your personal habitat healthy and comfortable. That’s my sentence.