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    December 24th, 2013

    ♫ Silent night, Holy night
    All is calm, all is bright..

    Music by Franz Xaver Gruber, lyrics by Joseph Mohr, recorded by the Argyle Alumni Choir.


    As in seasons past, I would like to pause from the hustle and bustle of our  busy lives we all lead and warmly wish each and everyone the Best of the Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and a Wonderful and Happy New Year.  With each passing year I feel 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. For now and always, may your dreams become hopes, your hopes become plans and your plans become realities in the New Year.

    My gift to you again this year is a few minutes of music and images, a time of joy and reflection in looking back at the year’s past events. This musical slide show combines two of my loves: photography and music. With some exceptions, most images have all been taken during the last 12 months with a Panasonic DMS-G3 camera with the 14-42mm Lumix G VARIO f/3.5-5.6 lens or an Olympus TOUGH with an Olympus  4.5-15 mm f/2.0-4.9 lens.

    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 course perhaps the most well-known Christmas hymn: “Silent Night”;  from Wikipedia: “(German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in March 2011.”  It 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 do take a bit of time to load.  The time between slides has been extended just a wee bit since last year some people said there wasn’t enough time per slide to really see the image.   I hope this works better!

    Best wishes for a safe holiday!

    (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 ScreenCast.com).

    Prior Seasons Greetings slide shows can be viewed here:

    2012 Christmas Greeting

    2011 Christmas Greeting

    2010 Christmas Greeting

    2009 Christmas Greeting

    2008 Christmas Greeting

    2007 Christmas Greeting

     

    This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 at 1:17 pm and is filed under Adding Value, Change Management, Firm Governance, humour, Law Firm Strategy, Leadership and Strategic Planning, 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.

    2 Responses to “2014 Season’s Greetings!”
    1. Bob Denney Says:

      Beautiful, inspiring and a joy to receive.

      Thank you – and all the best back to you for the Holidays and the New Year.

      Bob

    2. Bob Denney Says:

      Beautiful, inspiring and a joy to receive. Thank you.

      Bob

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