Because it’s not easy keeping up the pace I do, I have come to rely on a truly incredible community of readers to send me material, lend breadth and insight to the images I offer, and essentially take over the analysis on various “Your Turn” posts as I’ve caught some down time here and there.
As I am heading out of town early tomorrow for a four day rest, I thought I would float a “Your Turn” opportunity on a larger scale. As previously mentioned, I’ve been interested in the ritual of commemorating top political players at year end. In my absence, I am leaving you three posts, each with images derived from TIME’s 2005 “People Who Mattered” series. For those of you who like more data rather than less, I am also providing links to the TIME pages so you can absorb the captions. Otherwise, I leave you these images for interpretation in the best BAG tradition.
Before I attend to the suitcase, however, I wanted to thank all of you so much for the support and encouragement you have provided over the past year. It has been something of a leap of faith dedicating this blog to a discipline that has little precedent and is still forging its methodological way. For those of you who have been here day in and day out, looking and looking again, I think we’ve learned quite a bit, become better at this thing we’re doing, gotten to recognize some interesting voices — and, overall, had a great time.
Best wishes for the holidays. I’ll be back Tuesday or Wednesday.
Image 3: Reid and McCain Brave The Wilds — link