Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Well 2016 passed away into history last night. I hope that you had a good year. Lots of people seem to be saying that 2016 was a bad year. Lots of things didn't work out for the best or what they perceive to be for the best.

A view over the Pacific from near San Simeon at Sunset on New Years Eve 2016. To the right people stand silohuetted against the sun standing against a wooden fence. To the left of the picture the sky is a deep dark blue and a first cresent of the moon can be seen setting towards the darkening horizon.
Last Sunset of 2016 over the Pacific Ocean at San Simeon California
 For me 2016 proved to be a pretty good year. It went by quickly. So fast that thingss I thought happened just a few weeks back actually happened back in January or February.

One year ago, 'Blindside Fresno' the television program was an idea. An idea that in some areas got laughed at. "How could I, a blind person, create a television program?" Well 'Blindside Fresno' is now a series of shows. Going on into 2017 with several show ideas planned and looking for an award in March, after it was nominated last month. Fingers crossed.

I took a little break last week, my wife and my guide dog Leif, went down South to Santa Barbara. It was a nice change, some ocean air, a nice look at one of the most prominent of California's missions and a train ride down the very edge of this continent, retracing part of my journey on the Coast  Starlight, train back in the Autumn of 2002. The   Missions of California for school childreren   textbooks can be found by following this link.

A drawing from a photograph of the Mission Santa Barbara in California, the tenth mission of the California missions built in the late 18th Century it is the only mission church with two bell towers on the West front of the church.
Mission Santa Barbara California
 While I was also away I got a surprise phone call. offering me a job in 2017. Whether the job will play out we'll have to see. I cannot say too much as the offer is provisional but if it comes through it will be something special.  All I can say is that it involves  dogs in particular guide dogs and I am very much looking forward to seeing this project through.

The first program of 'Blindside Fresno'  2017 season will air on January 17, at 7pm so keep a look out here for the latest news on that and some other items that I am working on with Community Media Access Collaborative. ( C.M.A.C. ).

So join with me and wish everyone a Happy 2017.  I hope that you will follow my blog this year. There is sure to be lots of news, opinion and fun.

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