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One thousand apologies for the lack of updates. It’s very rare that I go a whole month without blogging. I hate these entries because so much has happened that it’s hard to remember everything to add into just one blog, but since updating my blog is on my to-do list, I’ll try.

I moved back home to Houston this past Monday. It was a tough 24 hour drive with a quick nap at a hotel in Roanoke, VA. The last month or so at Patuxent were busy busy. Not only was I busy with assignments for the paper, other things were keeping me busy as well. Knowingly moving back to Houston, I put a lot on my plate as far as getting things in order to jump back into the freelance market in Houston, such as self-promotion, contacting editors and such. I got some neat new business cards made as well as a batch of 4×6 promo cards. A few of my coworkers and I drove down to Atlanta and attended the Atlanta Photojournalism Conference. I met a lot of awesome people and had a grand time.

Right before leaving for Atlanta I received my new Canon 5D mark II body. I absolutely love it so far. I’ve done a ton of short mess around clips, shot a few assignments with it and shot a short little mockumentary project with The Firm in Baltimore. I’m still in the editing process of that piece so stay tuned. I’m going to miss all my newly found friends in Baltimore.

I am loving it so far being back home. It’s something about moving back home during the holiday season that makes it extra special. Tuesday was my birthday and about 12 friends and I went to the Rockets game and out for late night food. I am visiting all of my favorite local food joints and even doing a few assignments already for the Chronicle. In fact a shot from an assignment yesterday (see above inset image) ran A-1 main art today!

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