DC -- FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) -- Panel discussion about cartoons and press freedom:
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Description of Pictures: This was a panel discussion about cartoons and how they fit into freedoms these days. The discussion was hosted by Sam Donaldson (everyone asked me about his wig afterward) and featured three cartoonists: (1) Mort Walker, creator and artist of Beetle Bailey; (2) Rich Tennant, cartoonist for the "Dummies" book series, and (3) Clay Bennett, Pulitzer Prize winner from the Christian Science Monitor.
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4FREE_040323_010.JPG: Left to right -- Sam Donaldson, Clay Bennett, Rich Tennant, and Mort Walker.
4FREE_040323_035.JPG: Sam Donaldson @ WMAL panel
4FREE_040323_069.JPG: Mort Walker, creator of the Beetle Bailey comic strip, passed on January 27, 2018. He's shown here in 2004 at a WMAL panel at the FOSE (Federal Office Systems Expo) .
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2004 photos: Equipment this year: I bought two Fujifilm S7000 digital cameras. While they produced excellent images, I found all of the retractable-lens Fuji models had a disturbing tendency to get dust inside the lens. Dark blurs would show up on the images and the camera had to be sent back to the shop in order to get it fixed. I returned one of the cameras when the blurs showed up in the first month. I found myself buying extended warranties on cameras.
Trips this year: (1) Margot and I went off to Scotland for a few days, my first time overseas. (2) I went to Hawaii on business (such a deal!) and extended it, spending a week in Hawaii and another in California. (3) I went to Tennessee to man a booth and extended it to go to my third Fan Fair country music festival.
Number of photos taken this year: 110,000.