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As one of my year-end features on this site, I published in late December a post with my Top Ten favorite pictures from my travels during 2019. In the same post, I also invited readers to send in their favorite pictures from their own 2019 travels, with the idea that I would post the readers’ pictures here, on this blog. Last week, I published the first installment of readers’ travel pictures. Today, I am very happy to publish the second set of readers’ pictures. There are some great pictures in this set.
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Early next week, I will be publishing my annual Top Ten Stories in D&O survey. Last week, in anticipation of the upcoming publication of my annual survey, I published a list of my own Top Ten Travel Pictures of 2019. In my travel pics post, I also invited readers to submit for their favorite pictures of their own travel in 2019. I am pleased to report that many readers have submitted pictures for consideration. I have published a sampling of readers’ submissions below.
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Mount Pilatus above Lake Lucerne

In early January 2020, I will be publishing my annual survey of the Top Ten D&O Stories. For now, though, I know that most readers are not interested in reading about insurance or the law. So today instead of my usual fare, I am posting my favorite pictures that I took in the course of my 2019 travels. In addition, following the pictures below, I am extending an invitation to readers to send me their favorite travel pictures from this past year. As detailed below, I will publish a selection of readers’ picture submissions in future blog post(s).
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This week, I was at the Gaylord National Harbor outside Washington D.C. to attend the annual PLUS Conference event, with more than a thousand industry colleagues and friends. As always, it is a great fun to be able to be a part of this event and to catch up with so many professionals from around the industry.
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In recognition of the Independence Day holiday in the U.S., and in what is now an annual tradition, I reprise my 2012 essay about Time and Summer, which can be found here. Have a great Fourth of July holiday.  (Perhaps ironically, I will be spending the Fourth of July holiday in London this year.)

Sunshine in Times Square

This past week I was at the annual Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) D&O Symposium at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, New York. The weather on the Tuesday arrival day was unusually clement for early February in New York, and even though rain moved in on Wednesday evening, the good vibe on arrival day seemed to carry through the conference.
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The Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, the venue of the 2018 PLUS Conference

This past week I was in San Diego for the annual PLUS Conference. The venue was great, the weather was absolutely terrific, and the Conference overall was a great success, as the pictures below reflect. I also had the chance to see many old friends and to make some new friends as well.
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In recognition of the Independence Day holiday in the U.S., and in what is now an annual tradition, I reprise here my 2012 essay about Time and Summer, which can be found here. Have a great Fourth of July holiday. Thank you to all of my loyal readers.

pentwaterIn recognition of the upcoming Independence Day holiday in the U.S., and in what has become an annual tradition, I am reprising here my 2012 essay about Time and Summer, which can be found here. Have a great Fourth of July holiday. Thank you to all of my loyal readers.

helloIt all began over a bottle of wine. A bottle of wine from Portugal, to be precise. The wine was from the the Tejo region, named for its proximity to the Rio Tejo, the river that runs through the heart of the Iberian peninsula and on which sits Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city. As I pointed out to my wife, the Rio Tejo is known to English-speaking people as Tagus River, a language-based distinction that has always struck me as odd.
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