As the calendar year draws to a close, it is easy to reflect upon the last 365 days. I may actually do that at some point but the reality is that any business needs a break at some time during its formative years. My break came from the handsome guy you see below. My friend Duane has been a tireless supporter of all things Chez Koop and convinced the company he works for to enlist our services (well actually…”my” services – it was only me then) way back in circa 2006. Roadtrips is/was our first client and we still enjoy a large volume of work from them. But more importantly, it was this relationship that allowed me to showcase what we can do and really got the party started. I will always be grateful to this guy affectionately known as “Hot Pants”. In addition to the countless hours of design work, Duane has been my partner (mostly platonic) when working for Roadtrips in my hosting capacity for Roadtrips. We have travelled/worked together on 6 different continents – so many memories…so many things I can’t talk about. But when we reflect about past years, I think the most important thing is to be thankful and show appreciation to those who have allowed you to be in a position to pontificate in the first place. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. All G.