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Sixth Anniversary of UrbanReviewSTL.com

October 31, 2010 Site Info, Steve Patterson 8 Comments
ABOVE: Steve Patterson 8 months before starting this blog.
ABOVE: Steve Patterson on his 37th birthday February 28, 2004, eight months to the day before starting this blog. Location: Marin County Civic Center by Frank Lloyd Wright

Today marks the sixth anniversary of this blog. I had no idea what I was doing at first, I just needed  a distraction from my Dad who was recovering from a heart attack on 10/1/2004. Many things have happened since:

  • In early 2005 I ran for alderman in the 25th ward. I lost the race.
  • After Katrina I bought a 49cc scooter.
  • In 2006 my Mom passed away. Later that year I started the Master of Arts in Urban Planning & Real Estate Development (UPRED) program at Saint Louis University.
  • In 2007 I went car-free and moved to a loft downtown.
  • On New Year’s Day 2008 my Dad passed away.  A month later, to the day, I had a massive stroke from a hemorrhage on the right side of my brain.  I was hospitalized for three months.
  • In 2009 I finished the coursework for my degree.

As my life has changed this blog has changed.  Where I live, where I go and how I get there plays a big role in what I write about.

Tomorrow, as I start year seven, I look forward to the next six years and beyond.  Thank you!

– Steve Patterson


Currently there are "8 comments" on this Article:

  1. Kcswany says:

    It is great to see a site like this–please keep it going! Have you tried to circulate it further, e.g. facebook? Congratulations on your degree, I also graduated in '09 from SLU with my master's in political science. You may have already posted about the topic, but have you discussed the plans to the arch grounds and surrounding area?

  2. Alfred Fickensher says:

    I place this blog in good company as one of my daily morning reads, right along with the editorial pages at NYT, WSJ, and WaPo, and Dilbert and Doonesbury.

    Congrats Steve, and Happy Anniversary to Urban Review StL.

  3. Matt Sebek says:

    Steve –

    Thank you for this retrospective post. Love reading your work and wish you many more years of success. Cheers.


  4. THEMINGE says:

    What year did you get your 8 guage prince albert?

  5. Margie says:

    Keep up the great and important work, Steve. You are a force for good!

  6. Carrie says:

    Congrats on 6 years and hope you keep it up. Enjoy the read… =)

    PS_ consider adding it to Networked blogs on FB. I have used it for a year or so and it is great! Allows people to follow your posts on FB easily and u can create a blog tab near your photos and info =)


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