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My Annual Report: 2010

This is my favorite annual project [see: 2007, 2008, 2009] but after the December I've had I could only find the wherewithal for a single panel:

58 Responses to “My Annual Report: 2010”

  1. on 01 Jan 2011 at 6:11 amDavid

    I’m so sorry Dan, my deepest condolences. My own father passed away a year and a half ago and I can speak honestly here. You know that saying that “time heals all wounds”? It’s b******t. Whenever I am reminded of my father, I still cry.

  2. on 01 Jan 2011 at 6:58 amAndy

    The saddest, most beautiful bar graph I’ve ever seen. Your dad must have been very proud of you.

  3. on 01 Jan 2011 at 7:36 amChris Craft (@crafty184)

    My deepest condolences for you and your family, and my prayers for grace in this tough time.

  4. on 01 Jan 2011 at 7:57 amJen

    So sorry to hear this. This is likely the only graph that’s ever made me tear up.

  5. on 01 Jan 2011 at 8:24 amSean

    Math as poetry. Sorry for your loss and grateful that he raised you.

  6. on 01 Jan 2011 at 10:43 amErik

    I am sorry for your loss.

  7. on 01 Jan 2011 at 11:06 amAlec Couros

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Dan. My condolences.

  8. on 01 Jan 2011 at 11:07 amNico

    poign·ant / ˈpoinyənt / Adjective
    1. Evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.

    My condolences.

  9. on 01 Jan 2011 at 11:17 amBen K.

    So sorry. I lost my mom in 2005. Still can’t believe she is gone. I pray that you find peace amongst the heartache.

  10. on 01 Jan 2011 at 11:30 amVeronica

    I understand how this just overshadows an entire year. My graphs would show 100% increases in a job, home and a car. But the decline from losing my grandfather this year is the only statistic that seems to matter. Thank you for sharing this.

  11. on 01 Jan 2011 at 12:01 pmluke

    So sorry to hear that, Dan. Thanks for letting us know.

  12. on 01 Jan 2011 at 12:22 pmKate Nowak

    I’m so sorry. Peace to you and your family.

  13. on 01 Jan 2011 at 12:26 pmJason Kern

    Amazing how one jpg can say so much.

    So sorry for your loss.

  14. on 01 Jan 2011 at 2:25 pmK G

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My dad died on January 9, 2010. I really miss him.

  15. on 01 Jan 2011 at 3:23 pmSimon Job

    My condolences Dan. A simple yet powerful memorial.

  16. on 01 Jan 2011 at 3:30 pmChris S.

    One is the loneliest number, and now 100% is the saddest. I am sorry for your loss.

  17. on 01 Jan 2011 at 4:21 pmJohn B.

    I’m so sorry, Dan. I’m truly saddened for you. Thank you for the thoughtful post. Even at such a tough time as this, you allow us, your thousands of followers, a peak into the humanity of your world. You continue to inspire.

  18. on 01 Jan 2011 at 5:32 pmSam Shah

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  19. on 01 Jan 2011 at 6:22 pmAnne Schwartz

    I can’t even begin to understand. I’m so sorry.

  20. on 01 Jan 2011 at 6:44 pmMary Watson

    Heart-wrenching. I am so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute to how much he meant to you.

  21. on 01 Jan 2011 at 7:27 pmDean Shareski

    I have to admit I was looking forward to seeing your great work again but I can appreciate and relate to your loss. Stay well.

  22. on 01 Jan 2011 at 8:02 pmAmanda

    So sorry to hear about your dad, Dan. I hope that 2011 brings healing and happiness to you.

  23. on 01 Jan 2011 at 8:40 pmIain

    Condolences.

  24. on 01 Jan 2011 at 10:02 pmSteve G.

    Dan, I didn’t know your father, but I wrote a haiku about mine. Hopefully it works as well for one who has gone as for one who is still here.

    There’s no-one like him
    He’s always been there for me
    Thank goodness for Dad

    My condolences.

  25. on 02 Jan 2011 at 10:53 amChris Smith

    Dan,

    Your dad must’ve been a cracking guy to have raised such an inspiration. Thanks for all your ideas- checking out your previous annual reports has motivated me for kicking off 2011!

    Chris

  26. on 02 Jan 2011 at 11:16 amDave Gale

    So sorry to hear this Dan.

    I’m genuinely amazed that you can use a bar chart to such perfect effect at such a time. I don’t think I’ll ever forget this diagram.

    Peace to you and your family.

    Dave

  27. on 02 Jan 2011 at 12:35 pmKristen Fouss

    So sorry for your loss.

    Kristen

  28. on 02 Jan 2011 at 2:50 pmMichael Paul Goldenberg

    My condolences, Dan. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  29. on 02 Jan 2011 at 3:34 pmBill Fitzgerald

    Well, crap.

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Wishing you and your family the best.

  30. on 02 Jan 2011 at 4:15 pmLaura

    So sorry to hear about this.

    I’ll be praying for you.

  31. on 02 Jan 2011 at 4:26 pmElizabeth S

    So sorry for your loss, Dan. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  32. on 02 Jan 2011 at 5:54 pmJanice Stearns

    So sorry for your loss. I lost my mom in November. It’s hard. The graph was so perfect. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  33. on 02 Jan 2011 at 5:59 pmD Driskill

    Please accept my condolences Dan. I just saw a Nature show where parent bald eagles raised two fledglings. Fly Dan, you can do, I know you can. We all, I hope, raise our children to fly.

  34. on 03 Jan 2011 at 2:45 amMax Stone

    What a beautiful and simple way of expressing such an enormous loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  35. on 03 Jan 2011 at 5:31 amJon

    I’m sorry for your loss. The graph says it all.

  36. on 03 Jan 2011 at 9:03 amSurani Joshua

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

  37. on 03 Jan 2011 at 10:48 amTWebster

    Dan, my sincerest condolences to you and your family for your loss. Your graph grants simple perspective on what’s important.
    May you find peace and comfort during ’11 and beyond.

  38. on 03 Jan 2011 at 4:36 pmcolleenk

    Since Christmas day, I’ve been watching my dad fight for his life in an intensive care unit. Today was the first day I went online and this was the first post I read. It struck a very deep chord.

    I am so very sorry for your loss, Dan. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  39. on 04 Jan 2011 at 9:03 amNatasha

    I’m sorry for your loss.

  40. on 04 Jan 2011 at 12:43 pmEd Hitchcock

    I think that is the saddest graph I have ever seen. My deepest sympathies.

  41. on 04 Jan 2011 at 5:48 pmScott

    I feel your pain. I lost my dad in May.

    Sorry for your loss.

  42. on 04 Jan 2011 at 6:34 pmJen

    I’m so sorry for your loss…may your memories of him carry you through your grief.

  43. on 05 Jan 2011 at 10:41 amShelley

    Oh, Dan, I’m so sorry to learn of what must be a devastating loss. Am holding you and your family in the Light…

  44. on 06 Jan 2011 at 7:18 ammonika hardy

    i attended a funeral a couple weeks ago for one of my student’s mom who died after a 2 year bout with cancer.
    this resonated with me: adversity unveils privacy, and the unveiling of privacy is what gets us to authentic community and living a life that matters.

    transparency is one of the many things i admire greatly about you Dan. i believe transparency is our new currency – that it allows for a richness often hard to even comprehend.
    i’m guessing i (we) can thank your dad for teaching how that looks, through you.

    warm regards.

  45. on 06 Jan 2011 at 8:41 pmTelannia

    I too am sorry for your loss. I hope you have great support. This is a great example of how the world can connect and help you as well. I hope you find comfort in this long list of love extended to you through your blog.

  46. on 06 Jan 2011 at 11:03 pmTodd

    Sorry I checked in late on this one, amigo. There’s a lot of loss around this time of year. Two people very close to me just witnessed the year anniversary of their losses and it’s crushing to see. Honestly, my thoughts are with you.

  47. on 08 Jan 2011 at 4:43 amCraig

    This image will never leave me, either. It means your Dad touched another soul even after he passed. He must have been quite a man to raise a kid with your talent and touch. I’m sorry for your loss.

  48. on 08 Jan 2011 at 9:43 pmChris Lehmann

    So sorry, Dan. I know how much my father means to me; my thoughts are with you.

  49. on 08 Jan 2011 at 10:33 pmMelanie PFlaum

    Sorry for your loss.

  50. on 09 Jan 2011 at 2:26 amGuy Hed

    Sorry for your loss.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  51. on 09 Jan 2011 at 6:20 pmJimP

    So sorry fr your loss.

  52. on 21 Jan 2011 at 9:47 pmDan

    I know it comes a little late, but to know the caliber of which you share your life and ideas with us, it is amazing how little you’re slowed by personal bouts.

    Thank you for all you do and I am sorry for the loss of your father.

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