A Thanksgiving geography lesson

Thanksgiving was lovely yesterday. It was filled with family, and food, and the weather was so good that we were able to get out to the lakefront for a Turkey Day run. I revived my Holder of All Stuff role from a few days ago, and everyone had a good time. I didn’t have theContinue reading “A Thanksgiving geography lesson”

Call me Mr. Worldwide

I have a teen-aged daughter who subjects me to hit radio every day, so I know all about Pitbull and his use of term in the title to this post. But, at least for today, I’m going to borrow it for myself. WordPress tracks the traffic to this blog by country of origin, and displaysContinue reading “Call me Mr. Worldwide”

The modern Great Wall

I’ve written before about how interesting it is to see where the page views for this blog are coming from. WordPress began breaking down page views by country of origin last February, and since that time, something that I created has found its way into 150 different nations around the world. The majority of theseContinue reading “The modern Great Wall”

Another Beat Day

It’s nearing the end of the month, and one of the internal races that I have with myself has to do with month-to-month traffic for this blog. Page views are recorded by the day, week, and month, and every month I try to beat what I did the previous month. I call the day thisContinue reading “Another Beat Day”

The Eddie Van Halen effect

Today was the first day where my blog counter has settled back to its normal level. That could mean 20 page views a day, and it could mean 2,000. But in truth, it’s somewhere in between. And unless somebody gives me an ice cream cone when the page views reach a certain level, the numberContinue reading “The Eddie Van Halen effect”

All around the world

When I was a kid growing up, I used to dream about the world outside of where I lived. I wasn’t near any airports, so the only time I ever got to see airplanes were when they were high up in the sky. I told myself that the people on those planes were probably goingContinue reading “All around the world”