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Of his layoff, Hodgson wrote in an email, “I’m not one to dwell on things that are outside of my control. So, I immediately took the change as an opportunity for me to start my own business and to keep growing as a photographer.”

Lewis says he’s grateful that each of those let go has been gracious and forgiving.

“To see them succeed, and to see them treat the situation with grace…,” he begins but doesn’t complete his thought.

Instead, he stills his frame and inhales deeply.

“We have to make these decisions, and you have to try interesting things,” he says after a minute, “and you have to fail sometimes. I’m just trying to learn from it.”

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InOmbra April 4, 2012 @ 7:08 p.m.

Man, VoSD is really desperate for attention: they did a Reader interview. Not that I don't love Reader: I do. The Reader is all that San Diegans have to get the real story. Period. But there is almost no recognition by Lewis et al. of the Reader's many excellent reports by Reader journalists.

VoSD definitely isn't about readership. Glad that Lewis admitted that! Reading VoSD is like reading the news from the high school principal: so what? All that VoSD does is find straw dogs to whip, and feel-good reports to print, to show how life inside the glass-walled offices of city hall are something to which the VoSD staff has access. Real issues, really important actions that are occurring daily inside city hall, are totally ignored. Or are falsely represented, in a good light, when in fact they are very dark. The only use VoSD's FREE online-only rag serves is to monitor hints at what to expect from city hall as the next move against the people. Because VoSD knows.

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Susan Luzzaro April 5, 2012 @ 10:54 p.m.

good story Elizabeth, from a scratch to grangrene , news of our world is shutting down...

Alpert's stories were excellent, I often read them as source material.... thanks, susan

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