My annual EoY Mosaic. Each small picture links to a slighter larger picture. Open in a new tab to save on loading time.
Good luck to all. We are condemned to freedom in our self-awareness and in my heart I know we cannot be defeated.
The traditional EoY Mosaic. Each little picture links to a slighter larger picture! Let’s review the year.
As usual, some quotes to summarize and redirect.
“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
“The man who is always waving the flag usually waives what it stands for.”
–Laurence J. Peter
“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
–John F. Kennedy
“The safest course was actually the simplest-do nothing at all and hope everything turned out for the best. It wasn’t a great plan, but it had the benefits of simplicity and a long tradition.”
Congratulations everyone on making it to 2017!
This year marks a change for the format of the EoY Mosaic. Each little picture now has a link to a slighter larger picture! You are welcome.
Some quotes to finish us off for the year.
“You see a mousetrap, I see free cheese and a fucking challenge.”
– Scroobius Pip, Introdiction (song lyrics)
“You only have so much time. Spend it on your work. Organize your day around your work.”
– Penny McMorris
“It speaks for itself and needs no explanation.
My intentions are not the subject.
The object is the subject.
Not a word out of me is needed.”
– Louise Bourgeois
“Then something happened. something that I knew was impossible, but it happened anyway.”
-Agent Smith, Matrix Reloaded
“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. ”
– Albert Einstein
This has been a challenging year for me, personally, but I’ve made it through for the better. Tomorrow I’m going to set all my 2015 calendars aflame and hang up .. oh, wait no. I didn’t buy new ones. Guess I’ll be printing some out then.
Very happy wishes to all, whether you deserve them or not, whether you want them or not!
Congratulations everyone on making it to 2016!
Overall, I think this has been another fairly average year; nothing too extreme one way or another. So, consider these quotes for the new year; then take your 2014 calendars off the walls, gather them up outside, and cast them into the fire. After that, practice writing and typing 2015 for a while.
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.”
– Marie Curie
“Persistent people begin their success where others end in failures.”
– Edward Eggleston
“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”
– Marilyn vos Savant
Happy New Year, all!
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Thanks to Slick for a couple snaps, and to my mom for one of me.
Flip the calendars over and let’s start this new year!
The 2012 End of Year Mosaic. Right-click and view image to embiggen.
Thank you to Slick for a number of shots, to Goliath for a couple cell snaps, and to everyone in my life for being there. It was a good year, an enjoyable year and I hope you all get a hint of the warm fuzzy feelings I get looking over the mosaic.
My exordium commentary for 2013 is short. I think 2013 will be a year of digging in and getting things done, honing skills, nesting, settling, and creating a serene balance. I have many things I want to do, learn, refine, create and enjoy.
“Cultivate your garden … Do not depend upon teachers to educate you … follow your own bent, pursue your curiosity bravely, express yourself, make your own harmony … In the end, education, like happiness, is individual, and must come to us from life and from ourselves.”
– Will Durant
“Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win. If it were easy everyone would be a champion.”
– Nadia Comaneci
“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.”
– Isaac Newton
The traditional End of Year photo mosaic:
As per usual, right click and view each image to see the full size at a smidge over 1000 px wide; there are six files total. Photo thanks to Slick for all Solstice party shots and some others.
This was a long year, as far as linear time perception goes. We sold our house, said goodbye to Spooky, and I quit my job. We settled in to this house and started remodeling, we gained two new kittens, and I started a new job. Such is the way of life.
Good luck writing 2012 now and enjoy these quotes I’ve extracted from my files for a bit of fresh, new year direction.
“It’s like, at the end, there’s this surprise quiz: Am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth what I paid?”
— Richard Bach
“One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.”
— Marie Curie
“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way… you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”
— Jack London
Photo credits to Goliath/Buddykins2001 for the foyer crowd shot, to Slick for a generous handful of excellent shots; the rest are mine.
As per usual, right click and view image to see the full size collection at just over 1000 px wide; there are six files total.
It has been quite an average year, full of ups, downs and a few sideways. That is how they all seem to go.
Hopefully you’ve had time to practice writing 2011 a few times, because it is here now, ready or not.
To start us all off this year, some Longfellow:
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife.
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime
Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate
And back at it.
And … done. 2009 was less eventful for me than last year, thankfully. Have a look.
(Right click & view images for a slightly larger view.)
Normally I try to keep it down to five files, but Slick took such wonderful Solstice Party photos that I had to add on another file. Everyone looks like they’re having a great time and there are so many excellent camera hams and posing. Very fun stuff. Thank you all for participating, whether you meant to or not.
Get out your new planners, rewrite your goals and swear something off for good – only to start it again tomorrow.
Wow. What a fucking year! Lots of good, bad, blindingly happy and very sad. 2008 was jam-packed for me. Overall, I’m happy about the year as it went, but I’m glad it is done with. As my tradition dictates, here is the year in review photo mosaic. Enjoy.
(Right click & view images for a 30% larger view. Five images total.)
Last year I warned you to “gird up thy loins” for 2008 and it turned out to be good advice. For 2009, find your zen and breathe! Less portentous, but hopefully indicative.
Now, everyone practice writing 2009!
Turn your calendars over, folks. Gird up thy loins for 2008.