Post 79 – Announcing My Blog to the Public (12/31/2010) - Many, many years ago I started a small town newsletter.  It was printed on 8.5 by 11 sheets of paper, and was run off on a hand cranked Gestetner mimeograph machine. A group of faithful friends would gather after the sheets were printed – to collate and staple – we called it “Bend, Fold, Staple and […]
Post 100 – My Coat of Arms (2/2/2011) - For my 100th Post, I’m going to talk Canadian. Yes, I am a Canadian, so if you sometimes wonder why I write what I do, you can attribute it to living in the land of Ogopogo, Timbits, Maple Syrup, Hockey, Canadian Tire, Poutine, Jumper Cables, Chinooks, Tuques, Toboggans and a host of other things that […]
Post 200 – I Should Have Bought a Cake (7/17/2011) - I started this blog 91 weeks ago. Today is my 200th Post. Ta da! For the first 62 weeks, I told nobody about my Blog. It was a place I retreated to when I felt like writing something down. It was my secret journal. I guess I didn’t really have all that much to say, […]
Comments, Halloween and a Blog Birthday – 2011 (11/2/2011) - Comments My post last week, Comments Etiquette – All or Some?, generated more comments than any other post I have written. The majority consensus was that it is just plain polite to reply to every comment on your blog. But it was acknowledged that very popular blogs might generate more comments than it is possible […]
Post 300 – Slow But Steady Blogging Progress (3/14/2012) - My 300th Post - Slow but steady progress. Notable Quotable: Direction is more important than speed. We are so busy looking at our speedometers that we forget the milestone. - Author Unknown -
My First Ever ‘WordPress In Review’ Report (12/31/2012) - wished me a Happy New Year by sending me a computer generated summary of my blogging year. Notable Quotable: An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. - Bill Vaughn -
Post 400 – Why I Think I am Entitled to Popularity (5/14/2013) - My 400th blog post - a satirical look at Entitlement. Notable Quotable: "You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. - Abraham Lincoln -
Post 500 – 5.5 Years and 5 Petal Flowers (6/10/2015) - This is my 500th post - the number 5 pops up in other areas too.
The Political Temper Tantrum – Needless Violence in the Wake of the Trump Election (12/10/2016) - November marked my 7th Anniversary of blogging. This is my 556th post. It has turned out to be one of the hardest posts I’ve ever written. I’m mesmerized by the American election, and can’t seem to move on until I’ve digested what happened! I’m not an American, but I have strong ties to both my […]
Temporary – Blog Posts, Laundry and Hair Cuts (11/14/2017) - It is my 8th Anniversary of Blogging. Is that long enough to say blogging isn’t a temporary pastime for me? My blog posts, on the other hand, are only of temporary interest to the blogging world! Other temporary things in my life: laundry – if I ever get ‘caught up’, it will only be for […]