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My Year in Review Pt. 2

Posted in Uncategorized by johnnysimon on December 30, 2009

My senior year of college ended three weeks early as I rushed to finish school as soon as possible .  I was due on the White House steps in late May, and it was such a scramble to wrap up loose ends.  A lot of things went undone and plenty of words unsaid.  But it was one of the best summers I ever had.

Here I am, one of the first weeks at the White House:

Me on the South Lawn

Rab and Eich at Commencement in Athens

Rab and Eich at Commencement in Athens

Submarine Spaceship in Athens. One of my last shows in Ohio.

The White House Luau

4th of July

End of the Internship

Family trip to Hawaii

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach

That was a taste of the summer.

Fall and Winter are next.

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My Year In Review Pt. 1

Posted in Uncategorized by johnnysimon on December 28, 2009

For many, 2009 was the last great rattle of a transformative decade.  For my generation transformative is the only adjective that comes to mind that can adequately summarize the fear, the bitterness, the leaps forward, the leaps backward and the light at the end of the tunnel. If anything it was the ten years in which we were all going to grow up in anyway, it was by mere chance some of the greatest shifts in culture, politics and technology happened before our very eyes.  This decade did something to the collective us, and 2009 was that last push, and for me it was certainly the most difficult, the most important and the most productive.

This is my year.  I started 2009 unsure of where I was going to be, just trying to finish out my last year in school.  Where I found myself though, was many places.  These are some personal and mostly unpublished images from 2009.

Here’s part one.

Red Line Metro Train, January 19th, 2009. Washington DC

January 20, 2009. Washington DC

Jeff's Room. Athens, Ohio.

April, 2009 Hocking Hills Mennonite Church. Logan, Ohio.

April 2009. Jeff and Andy shooting pool. The Union. Athens, Ohio

Joe performing. I'll go on record and say the man is one of my favorite musicians and a great friend.

Post-Bonfire at Emily, Matt and Ben's on Peachridge Road in Athen. Probably some Springsteen playing.

Larry.

Risa and some 3D glasses.

Ryan. Running in our awesome front yard. I'll miss that fence a lot.

I spent Easter with the Mennonites. Still some of the nicest people I've met.

A baby doll we used to throw around a lot. I think this is before we blew it up with fireworks.

For Real Fest. Athens, Ohio

Toast. Athens, Ohio.

More to come.