Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes go out to everyone for the coming year. Thank you for taking the time to pass my way, and to those who have shared your thoughts. I appreciate the new and old “virtual” friends who feel very much more than that. For those who have not seen any snow, some nice pictures in the video,


Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes, the military

Fox last night showed a few of these photographs from  “Serving abroad. through their eyes”. I was sad to see Life magazine fold. Often a picture tell s story so much better than words. Here is a link to the 12 who received top honors from the State Department’s program: Here

In commemoration of Veterans Day, the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) and the U.S. Department of Defense proudly announce the 12 “Best in Show” featured in AIE’s 50th anniversary “Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes” photography exhibition. A year ago on Veterans Day, Military, Civil Service and Foreign Service personnel were invited to submit photographs illustrating their life while serving abroad. More than 3,200 images were submitted, from which 161 finalists were chosen; ultimately, the 12 “Best in Show” were identified. These photographs, selected by a panel of distinguished photo-journalists, depict themes of friendship, places, faces, loss or triumph, providing a window on the complexity, diversity and courageous work performed by America’s heroes throughout the world. Photo’s: Here

World Press Photo of the Year – North Korea

While we prepare for the upcoming holidays, some with a discouraged heart, this photo is a reminder of the many blessings we have. I have always enjoyed photography, and this is an excellent as well as a disturbing slide show, worth the time to visit, and a reminder of this world we live in..

This one was taken in Pyongyang. More here. Click on Photo to enlarge.

  H/T: The Agitator

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