Happy New Years everyone. I sure hope 2009 is more kind to many of my newspaper staffer buddies. It’s hard to believe that some of the most talented shooters in this business are nervous about losing their jobs. In a sane, logical world, you do a great job, don’t lie cheat or steal, and raise the bar for your profession, you should be rewarded with a guaranteed retirement, a pension, maybe a wrist watch or toaster oven and most of all respect. In the past I’ve alays aspired to become a staffer, now, I think it might be more steady to remain freelance. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed.