Day: May 4, 2004

Saying No

Maybe I’m learning, maybe not. A few days ago, two friends who run a media firm offered me $20,000 for one-month’s work shooting a documentary in several foreign countries.

On the surface, it sounded like a dream assignment (and the money wasn’t bad either) but when I met with the client, she said they would be cooperating with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the project.

That killed my involvement. I cannot, and will not, work with DHS because I think the mere creation of such an agency threatens what little is left of our freedoms.

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After nearly 10 years of creating, designing, managing and hosting web sites, I’m working to consolidate everything into something that is manageable.

I realized the other day that I have more than a dozen web sites, 17 email addresses and six cellphones. Since opening the studio in Floyd, I’m working seven days a week, 12 hours a day.

So much for quality of life.

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