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It’s been a while

As anyone who has read my blog over the years knows, my production level drops off during the summer.  This year, my production dropped to zero as my work went “off the charts,” so to speak.  It’s not that I didn’t follow the news, and comment on other sites, but even there my appearances were spotty.

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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The Seven Year Itch

Five years ago today, I registered this blog with WordPress.  At the time, I was a regular diarist over at Daily Kos, had a number of them make the Recommended List over the two years there, and had all the perks that went along with that.   While I was growing disenchanted with the direction of the site, I had no plans to leave.  So why did I make this blog?  Well, a lot of what I wanted to write about wasn’t really political or suitable to that site.  A little over a month later, things changed rather abruptly, and I decided to move myself entirely here.   So, what’s with the title? Continue reading

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Mid-Week Musing

As the long-term readers here are aware, I become scarce about this time of year, and remain that way until November.    My work takes me out into the field for the next several months, and my time, opportunity, and inclination to write blog posts takes a major hit.   A week from now, that cycle is going to start again.  Besides the usual workload, I am once again breaking in a new assistant, which means even less time.  Now, on to the other stuff.

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 26,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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