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Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011

2011 was a very mixed bag. We lost big and we gained big as a family.
Professionally this year was a disaster. Might as well be honest about it. And I only have myself to blame . I did nada. But the good thing about it being my fault, is that it means I have a chance to correct it. And because this was personally such an intense year, maybe it was for the best that I did not have my mind on work and photography at large.
I think this journey of highs and lows might have started before 2011. Thus the calendar year is arbitrary, but still a good opportunity to take stock and muster resolve.
I wish you all a happy 2012. I am looking forward.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Fire

I can be a bit of a freak about safety, something I picked up from my dad, and I just wanted to remind everyone out there to check their fire alarms. Make sure the battery is good or if you don't have a smoke detector or not enough, get some - now.
A former neighbor of ours just lost her children and parents in a tragic house fire over the holiday. It seems that there were no working smoke detectors in that house.
Then today I read about a very similar tragedy happening in Australia. So please take a moment and check your smoke detectors.
We can't control the wind, but we can adjust the sails.