The D&O Diary mug’s many travels have continued including visits to some of the most dramatic and revered locales in the world. At the same time, the D&O Diary mug is also at ease even when just at home or at the office.


Readers will recall that in a recent post, I offered to send out to anyone who requested one a D&O Diary coffee mug – for free – but only if the mug recipient agreed to send me back a picture of the mug and a description of the circumstances in which the picture was taken. In prior posts (here, here, here and here), I published the first four rounds of readers’ pictures. The pictures have continued to arrive and I have published the latest round below.


The first of the latest pictures was sent in by Charles Stotter of the Bressler, Amery & Ross law firm, who took this photo at the Grand Canyon during a recent cross-country trip. Charles notes about the picture that “one could say” it is “a symbol of the modern laws of man (and woman) met the timeless laws of nature. That image could not be more of a contrast.” Everyone here at The D&O Diary was pleased by Charles’s report that the mug made to back home safely from the cross-country travel













Long-time friend and former colleague David Allen of Gen Re forwarded a photo of a more domestic scene, taken at his Easton, Connecticut home. This is the rare shot of a D&O Diary mug being used for its most basic function – it is actually being used as vessel for holding coffee, during a review of the latest information about the D&O industry.














The D&O Diary mug is of course suitable for work, as shown in this picture from Susan Sun of Marsh (Beijing) Insurance Brokers Co. Ltd. Susan took this picture in the conference room of the Marsh office in Shanghai. The conference room overlooks Lujiazui, the new central business district in Shanghai. We were particularly pleased by Susan’s report that everyone in FINPRO China reads The D&O Diary.

















Finally, Nessim Mezrahi of Nathan Associates sent in these great pictures from Israel. Nessim’s explanation of the pictures appears in indented text below the photos.


















I travelled to Israel to represent the USA cycling team at the 2013 Maccabiah Games.  (  The Maccabiah games are held every four years in Israel, and are sometimes referred to as the “Jewish Olympics” – now, the 3rd largest global sporting event.   I attended the games to represent the US cycling team, where I earned a Bronze medal in the Individual Time Trial and led the US team to a Bronze medal in the team competition.  I am a Category 2 cyclist and race road bikes at an Elite Amateur level for the Annapolis Bike Racing Team (ABRT) when I am out of the office or not attending to my newborn, Orly.  …


I had the opportunity to tour Israel through the Israel Connect program, an 8-day cultural immersion program sponsored by Maccabi USA for all US Open/Elite and Junior athletes, prior to the inauguration of the Maccabiah Games.  The picture attached shows the D&O Diary Mug at the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall or Kotel, considered to be one of the holiest sites by all Jews around the world.  This was my first trip to Israel and visiting the Wailing Wall for the first time and competing in the Maccabiah Games was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 


The pictures are all great. I love the relaxing comfort of the pictures of the mug at home and at the office. At the same time, I also enjoy the idea of loyal readers traveling all over the country and the world with their mugs and cameras at the ready looking for just the right opportunity to capture a classic mug shot. I look forward to receiving and publishing many more pictures.


I recently ordered another supply of mugs, so if there are more readers out there who would like to have a mug, please just let me drop me a note.  Just remember, if you get a mug, you have to send back a picture. If you request a mug, please be patient, it likely will be the end of August before we can ship out the next batch of mugs.


Thanks to everyone for their pictures. Cheers!