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    December 17th, 2012

     ♫ Of the Father’s love begotten,
    Ere the worlds began to be,
    He is Alpha and Omega,
    He the source, the ending He,
    Of the things that are, that have been,
    And that future years shall see,
    Evermore and evermore!  ♫


    At has become my tradition at this time of year, I would like to pause from the increasing busy lives we all lead and heartily wish each and everyone the Best of the Holiday Season and a Wonderful and Happy New Year. Recent events have only served to remind us yet again that lives can be changed in an instant.  Accordingly I believe it is even more important to reach out to friends and all those dear to us and remind them that they are the ones who truly bring meaning to our lives.

    To all I wish for Peace, Hope and Happiness. May your dreams become hopes, your hopes become plans and your plans become realities in the New Year.

    As in past years, as my gift to you, I offer a few minutes of music and images, a time of solitude, peace and reflection. This slide show combines two of my loves – music and photography. All images have all been taken during the last 12 months principally with a Panasonic DMS-G3 camera with the 14-42mm Lumix G VARIO f/3.5-5.6 lens and in some cases using macro extension tubes.

    I hope this slide show and music (please turn your speakers on) brings to you a time of calm, joy and peace. The music is: “Of the Father’s Heart Begotten”;  a Christmas carol based on the Latin poem Corde natus by the Roman poet Aurelius Prudentius, from his Liber Cathemerinon (hymn no. IX) beginning “Da puer plectrum,”, and is performed by the Argyle Alumni Choir, Argyle Senior Secondary School, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, copyright Frances Roberts, Director. Used with permission.

    I hope you enjoy the combination of the music and the images. Please be patient – they take a bit of time to load.

    Best wishes for a safe holiday filled with warmth, comfort, friendship and good cheer!

    (For those interested, the slide show was created originally in PowerPoint, converted to Keynote and converted into a Quicktime file on a MacBook, then uploaded to

    Prior Christmas Greetings can be viewed here:

    2011 Christmas Greeting

    2010 Christmas Greeting

    2009 Christmas Greeting

    2008 Christmas Greeting

    2007 Christmas Greeting

    This entry was posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 at 4:00 am and is filed under Adding Value, Law Firm Strategy, Make it Work!, personal focus and renewal, Technology, Tips, Trends. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

    10 Responses to “2012 Season’s Greetings!”
    1. Stephen P. Gallagher Says:

      Best wishes to you and your family. We enjoy your view of “the year in review” each Christmas.

    2. Janis Alexander Says:

      Dear David,

      As always, I really appreciate your unique Christmas gift to all of us. It was beautiful, and for a few minutes in time, gives us the opportunity to stop our busy lives to both see and listen to beautiful things. Thanks so much for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Jan

    3. Marc Matheny Says:

      Thank you for the Holiday wishes. The best to you and yours this season.

    4. Andrew Clark Says:

      What a treat David. Looks like you have had a wonderful year – thanks for sharing some of your memories. Have a blessed Christmas. I look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

    5. Sharon Nelson Says:


      You made an ordinary morning extraordinary. Thank you for this gift of beauty and reflection. Hugs, Sharon

    6. Karen Dunn Skinner Says:

      Thanks for a lovely little video and a calm musical interlude! I had fun trying to guess all the places you visited – and I’m sure I saw a shot of Hosok Tere and some of my old Eastern European stomping grounds.

      All the best to you and yours.


    7. Bob Waterman Says:

      David you never cease to amaze me. Thanks so much for the more than a Christmas card. All the best to you and Colleen and have a wonderful Christmas.


    8. Trish Shwart Says:

      What a fabulous few minutes. Thanks a lot for sending that.
      Best to you and Colleen in the coming year!

    9. Carolyn Weiler Says:

      That’s a wonderful gift and Christmas – Hanukkah greeting, Dave – really beautiful photographs, a great teaser as to where many scenes were, and fantastic music. A lovely few minutes we can revisit again and again. All the best to you and Colleen,

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