Well, it's been three years since I started at Al Jazeera English here in DC and it's been a fun ride. I've been around the world 4 times, skiied in the Swiss Alps, been shot at in Mumbai, explored Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, laid on the beaches of Punta Cana and Langkawi, and so much more. Unfortunately my show ends next week, and the show that I had pitched to replace it, named, and got the ball rolling for development on combined the position they promised me with another position and gave that to my best friend. So why am I so happy? The last year I've done nothing but sit in my edit bay for 7 out of my 8 hour shift and do nothing. Our budgets were cut so we couldn't take any trips like we used to, and the show just lost steam. Oh well...I got 4 months pay out of them and can go back and freelance for them in 6 months and charge them double, and freelance for other clients in the meantime. I also still have my weekly show that I do on the side for AJE so I'm feeling pretty damn good about the whole situation! Guys at work told me they wish they could be in my position since they hate their jobs and are bored out of their mind, but can't quit because they don't get a severance. Just had to vent, looking very much forward to the life of a freelancer and finally...a documentary filmmaker!