As reflected in an August blog post (here), I had thought that the ever-popular D&O Diary mug shot series had finally come to end. But even after what seemed to be the final installment, I received even more mug shots from other readers. I have been holding onto these late-arriving pictures for a while in the hope that perhaps some other readers might send in even more pictures. But I don’t want the latest pictures to get stale, so I have published below this short form mug shot gallery. Although it remains to be seen, it is entirely possible that these pictures will truly be the last in the series.
Readers will recall that early last year, I offered to send out a D&O Diary coffee mug to anyone who requested one – for free – but only if the 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, 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.
Our first picture comes to us from Claire Lofthouse, who is the Head of PIFI Claims at Catlin in London. I like how Claire cleverly arranged the mug and the object inside to depict an image of the statement “I love The D&O Diary.”
The next picture was sent in by Mary Margaret Fox of Clyde & Co.’s Toronto office. Mary Margaret took the picture at the Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto, a venerable golf course in Toronto and North America’s lone women-only golf club. Although men are allowed on the course as guests during certain hours, the club has steadfastly maintained its exclusively distaff membership orientation throughout its storied history. The club was founded 90 years ago by pro women’s golfer Ada Mackenzie because of the discrimination women faced at traditional clubs. Golf Magazine had an article about the course earlier this year, here. (Rick Reilly wrote an amusing column in Sports Illustrated about the course a few years ago, but I couldn’t find a link to the actual article). Mary Margaret reports that she took this picture while at the club to play a round of golf with her Clyde & Co. colleague Paul Emerson, Chris Rain of Arch Insurance Canada and Warren Cooney of Axis Reinsurance (Canada).
The final pictures actually appeared previously on this blog, in the travel post about my recent visit to Singapore (here). As discussed in the post, I was in Singapore for a PLUS event, and while I was there, Ernest Heng, a financial lines underwriter with AIG, came up and introduced himself. Ernest had brought his D&O Diary mug to the event, and so he was able to take a mug shot with me. We also got another great picture with the mug and a number of younger brokers and underwriters from Singapore.
My thanks to everyone sent in a mug shot as part of this long-running series. It has been great fun receiving the pictures and seeing the amazing diversity of locations where people took their mug shots. There is still time for anyone who still wants to send along their own mug shot; nothing would make me happier than to be able to publish yet another round of pictures.
Cheers to everyone who helped make this series so much fun.