Highlights of 2011 in photos

Susanna and I visited her friends Paula and Mark Doyle in London. We were enroute to a meeting for the EU-US Atlantis group grant.

Susanna and I attended the Mid-Summer Festival near Gavle, Sweden, after completing the EU-US Atlantis meeting.

Susanna and I hosted the EU-US Atlantis group in our backyard. Jay Bender helped by cooking Beaufort Stew.

Susanna and I visited Susanna's son, Marcel Melo, in Enterprise, AL, for Parents Weekend. We were able to see Marcel fly a helicopter and to meet Gabriella Davila, a friend of Marcel's from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Susanna and I, along withKeith's son, Ethan Kenney, and his soon-to-be fiance Whitney Haupt, spent the day at Folly Beach, SC.

Susanna and I visited Susanna's son, Rafael Melo, in Washington, DC.

Susanna and I were invited to dinner at Patrick Kelley's home in order to meet Pat's parents. Keith's daughter Allison Kenney has been dating Patrick for a couple of years.

Susanna and I were invited by Jean Marie and Katherine Mille to spend the weekend at their home on Edisto Island. We visited Botany Bay.

Susanna and I visited Monument Valley, where Utah meets Arizona. The Kenney family had a week-long vacation in Sedona, AZ.

This was the view from our condo in Sedona, AZ.

Ethan Kenney and Whitney Haupt got engaged at the Grand Canyon.

Susanna and I enjoyed a week-long vacation in Istanbul, Turkey, on the way to my work in Tbilisi, Georiga.

A crowd enjoyed a shadow puppet performance outdoors in a park during Eid, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Adishi, Georgia, where Keith and Susanna, Mari and Nana, are shooting a documentary film.

Tamaz Jalagania offers a toast in his Tbilisi home. Susanna and I, Nana and Mari, are shooting a documentary film about Tamaz.

Edith Schisler's children and grandchildren travel from around the world to her home in Florianopolis, Brazil. Due to a last-minute injury, Edith had to remain in Vermont, but she gave a lovely Christmas dinner blessing via Skype.

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About keithrkenney
Keith Kenney is a professor of visual communication at the University of South Carolina. He is living in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a year. This blog is about several topics. "CSJMM-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. "USC-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. CSJMM and SJMC are recipients of a "Journalism School Partnership" program grant from the US Department of State. The purpose of this $750,000 grant is to improve CSJMM and ensure its sustainability. "Tbilisi, Georgia" is about Susanna Melo and my experiences in Tbilisi. "Columbia, SC" will be about our experiences in our home town--Columbia--when we return home. "Georgia" is about Susanna and my experiences when we travel in Georgia outside of Tbilisi. "United States" is about our experiences traveling in the US. "Films and Photography" is about two documentary films I'm working on in Georgia. One story follows how Adishi handles the rapid tourism that is being developed in Svaneti. The other story follows Tamaz Jalagania, who is a craftsman of swords and guns, an opera singer, and an extraordinary storyteller. "Scholarship" is about my current books, articles, reviews, and grants.

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