What better way to start off the New Year than with another round of readers’ mug shots. The pictures posted below should help to get 2014 off to a colorful start.


Readers will recall that in a recent post, I offered to send out a D&O Diary coffee mug to anyone who requested one – 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 previous posts (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here , here, here,  here and here), I published prior rounds of readers’ pictures. I have posted the latest round of readers’ pictures below.


Leading off this latest round of mug shots is a picture sent in by Ari Magedoff of Axis Insurance. The picture was taken during his family vacation to the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.













 The next picture comes to us from the desk of Donna Moser at Woodruff-Sawyer.  We appreciate Donna’s mug shot because here at The D&O Diary, we are all about Keeping Calm and Carrying On.













 Dick Clarke of J. Smith Lanier & Co. in Atlanta sent in this very serene picture, which was taken the day after Christmas. Dick reports that the picture, which depicts a birdhouse at the edge of a quiet meadow, was taken at his wife’s family’s farm in south central Virginia, near the North Carolina line (closest community is Cluster Springs, Virginia).
















 In another mug shot from the Southern U.S., Bill Norton of the Motley Rice law firm sent in this colorful picture taken in historic Charleston, South Carolina.
















 In a nice demonstration of The D&O Diary’s global reach, the next two pictures are both from Down Under. The first picture was sent in by Storm Schroder of QBE in Sydney. Storm reports that this picture was taken “during the Australian Navy’s 2013 International Fleet Review held in Sydney during October 2013.   The Review was held to commemorate the centenary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet in to Sydney, back on the 04 October 1913, of the flagship, HMAS Australia, which led the new Australian Fleet Unit comprising HMA Ships Melbourne, Sydney, Encounter, Warrego, Parramatta and Yarra into Sydney Harbour for the first time.”













The next picture from Down Under was sent in by Michael Park of Chubb in Sydney. Michael reports that this mug shot with vineyards was taken while he was holidaying in the Margaret River region of Western Australia (about a three hour drive south of Perth).













 Our final picture in this round of mug shots was taken by my colleague Jason Hull. Jason (and his D&O Diary mug) spent the first day of 2014 hiking The Elevator Shaft to the top of Casper Bowl in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.













Once again, I am absolutely delighted to see the range of pictures that readers have sent it. It is so much fun getting readers’ mug shots. My thanks to everyone that has sent in pictures.  


There are fewer than a half-dozen mugs remaining. If there are still readers out there who would like to have a mug and have not yet ordered one, just drop me a note and I will be happy to send one along to you, as long as remaining supplies last. Just remember that if you order a mug, you have to send back a picture. Also, please be patient if you order a mug, it may be several days before we can mail out the next round of mugs.