Issue #99  12/24/2005
Responses to Our Holiday Message

Thanks for your newsletter and wonderful comments. Being PEACEY is a good thing. We greatly appreciate your commentary and find it adds to the joy and happiness in all of our lives. What we need is more people thinking like you and we can have a more peaceful world. Best holiday wishes.

Peace and Love,

Louis Klaitman & Supannika Rongsopa

Thank you so much for your Christmas letter. It is so true and moving. I'll immediately forward it (including the copyright notice) to some friends of mine. I'm sure they need it. I absolutely admire your sense of hope, which I think is not a strategy to live better, but a real act of courage.

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo from Italy,

Francesco Zanot

Thank you for your thought provoking holiday newsletter edition. A fitting number 99! I appreciate your thoughts, and of course agree with them--especially those about spending war monies on peace and good will efforts. In fact, for years I've said the US government should purchase just one less jet fighter each year and redirect that money to education and homelessness in our country.

Anyway, enough preaching. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season, Alex, despite the sadnesses of your past year. And I wish you all the best in 2006! I much appreciate our professional relationship and your friendship.

All the best,

Rob Tat

Dear Alex, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and are surrounded by people in love.

Zalig en een Gelukkig Kerstfeest from Belgium,

Xavier Debeerst

I wish you a "Very Merry Christmas", Alex. This newsletter was very touching. Stay warm and have a wonderful New Year. Thank you for your newsletters and keeping us informed as well as sharing the joys of collecting photography with us. Your informative words are always very much appreciated.

Best Regards,

Nancy Pelletier

Alex, I just want to tell you how much I enjoyed your commentary in the

I Photo Central holiday newsletter and bravo to you for taking the opportunity

to comment on the world situation…I thought your comments were very

insightful, very thoughtful, and oh, so very true--if only we could make

Congress work the way you so beautifully proposed.

Best wishes to you and yours for 2006, and thank you for sharing your

knowledge of photography and the marketplace all year 'round.

Best wishes,

Ms. Sam Katz

What a nice message in the e-photo newsletter. Alex, thank you. Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!

Gordon Baldwin

Alex, thank you so much for the heartfelt greeting on the eve of Christmas. Your honest and direct emotional message is well received. Also thank you for the newsletter, which serves to keep those of us on the fringe of collecting informed as to the current state of fine art photography. Best wishes to you and your loved ones during this holiday season.

Scott B. Weber

Alex, thank you for the service you provide and the insightful holiday message in the current newsletter. Imagine if peace could be made as profitable as war, what a wonderful world it could be. Funny how simple it seems. Simplicity is often the hardest concept to grasp. Thanks again.

Peter J. Crowley

Alex, thank you for that very thoughtful and appropriate message. We do tend to forget that we have enough and others do not.

Have a great holiday and a wonderful 2006, during which I will try to remember your message.

Carl Chiarenza

Hi, Alex. I thought your message very timely and beautifully stated. I hope you are well, and wish you a wonderful and peaceful holiday season.

Harris Fogel

Thank you for your thoughtful newsletter. Remember that President Bush wanted to be remembered as the "Education President". If he were spending $80 billion a year to rebuild every elementary school in America, I would have thought him a great man.

The key is to compare and contrast Dick Cheney with Gandhi. Which man would you stand next to in an eternal life?

Best wishes,

David Mann

Thanks, Alex. I enjoy the newsletter and enjoyed your year-end thoughts.

Frank Konhaus

Alex, what a warm and wonderful Christmas holiday greeting. Karen and I could not agree with you more on how the holidays should be celebrated. It nice to know that we have made a new friend this year: YOU!!!

Richard Glance

Dear Alex, I really enjoyed your lovely letter. My sentiments exactly! Good of you

mate! Well done!

With warm wishes,

Frances Litman

Dear Alex, I appreciate the touching and compelling expression of your sentiments, which I hardily agree with.

Happy holidays to you, and let's hope that more of what you put forcefully into words comes, before too long, to obtain in the world as well.

All the best,

Jamie Wolf

Dear Alex, thanks for all the thoughts...and good advice...Holiday greetings to you!


Janet Russek

Alex, best of the Seasons Greetings. I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the article you wrote in the newsletter which was very kindly forwarded on to me. For some reason, I no longer seem to get it. It seems a pity that the article is not able to reach more people, as I know there are many out there in the world that share your views. I meet them on my travels all the time. These people come from so many different backgrounds, races, creeds and colours, yet all share the same view.

I will look forward to reading your next newsletter.

With the best of wishes for the coming New Year, and thank you.

Nicholas Rosser

I enjoy your Newsletter, and you certainly qualify for the first prize in "multicultural greetings"!

George Bush would not have gotten into trouble with his fundamentalist followers (for not using the word "Christmas") if he had copied a few lines from you.

Best wishes for 2006 and many good photographs...

Hans-Josef Jeanrond

Hi, Alex. Thanks for the thoughts. Well said. All the best to you. See you

in LA.

Best regards,

Terry Etherton

Alex, well said!

Merry Christmas,

Ben Breard

Alex, well said. I couldn't agree with you more.

All the best,

Jeffrey Kraus

Hello, Mr. Novak. I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your online newsletter. It's really great! Your newsletters and comments are always greatly appreciated!

Happy New Year!

David Fraley

Dear Alex, Bonne année! Et tout le bonheur du monde for you. Thank you for your inspiring last newsletter.


Grégory Leroy

I didn't get around to reading it until now--but I really appreciate it and agree with your "preaching." As TR would say, "Bully!!!!!"

K Krewer

Hi Alex, just read your Christmas newsletter. Well done! I share your sentiments. Happy new year!


Mack Lee