Thursday, August 24, 2006

Refreshed Renewed and Ready

I honestly believe that I do not like time off, there is always the sense in this part of the world that you miss armageddon. I must also point out that there is such a place where armageddon is scheduled to happen and yes it is in Israel. The place is called Meggido, lots of early ruins and every now and then a congregation of doomsayers gather there, for me it is just a junction on the way to Jenin in most cases, but it is cool to go past Armageddon on the way to a job.
The office has given me some time off and I have actually enjoyed myself, found a new home to live in and when I move in will post the sipping champagne on the balcony photo, if i tried to move closer to the beach I would have to sleep in the water. I like seeing the sea and since in most places like Iraq the mere thought of the ocean is a long way off. Managed to catch up on a movie, Pirates of the Carribean 2 who doesnt like a sword fight and have just relaxed working out twice to three times a day at the gym to get back into physical shape.
When I was new to the news business it was full of drunks and hangovers, now to suceed at the International level in our game it takes a extreme high level of fitness nowadays to be competitive 24/7 takes a lot of perssonal training and commitment and that is often not known by many aspiring photographers. It does not mean that we do not get together and party at times but the next day it is always back to running and the gym to stay in shape, even in Iraq I will run and go to the gym at bases, in the desert I just allow the days activities to account for a workout.
So refreshed renewed and ready lets see what tomorrow holds, keep Olaf and Steve in your thoughts, they are never far from mine.
Mal

4 comments:

NewsJunkie said...

Glad to hear you are refreshed Mal! Congrats on the new place!!

Steve and Olaf are continually in my thoughts and prayers, even as I am in the middle of my vacation.

wisedawn said...

Mal...What a wonderful glimpse into your world and profession...Thanks for sharing...

Steve and Olaf have been and continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.....Even my sister from time to time (who knows Im something of an internet newshound) asks if I have heard anything new....

Sounds like you are feeling more like your normal sense and have a sense of internal balance back...Glad to hear it :-)

Warm and peaceful thoughts

Daniel said...

Good for you, Mal -- stay fit and ready! Up and down those stairs to the roof when half asleep must not be easy. Take care,
Daniel / deltaechomike

wisedawn said...

So very pleased and relieved to hear about Steve and Olaf .....

Wishing them and all of you well at this time of great joy....